Verses with the word better in the Apocrypha (43 verses):
1 Esdras 4:25
Wherefore a man loveth his wife better than father or mother.
2 Esdras 1:18
Saying, Why hast thou brought us into this wilderness to kill us? it had been better for us to have served the Egyptians, than to die in this wilderness.
2 Esdras 3:28
Are their deeds then any better that inhabit Babylon, that they should therefore have the dominion over Sion?
2 Esdras 3:31
I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?
2 Esdras 4:12
Then said I unto him, It were better that we were not at all, than that we should live still in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore.
2 Esdras 5:33
And I said, Speak on, my Lord. Then said he unto me, Thou art sore troubled in mind for Israel's sake: lovest thou that people better than he that made them?
2 Esdras 7:46
I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2 Esdras 12:44
If thou shalt forsake us, how much better had it been for us, if we also had been burned in the midst of Sion?
2 Esdras 12:45
For we are not better than they that died there. And they wept with a loud voice. Then answered I them, and said,
Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
For it is better for us to be made a spoil unto them, than to die for thirst: for we will be his servants, that our souls may live, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wives nor our children to die.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:1
Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:3
With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath created them.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:17
For being mortal, he worketh a dead thing with wicked hands: for he himself is better than the things which he worshippeth: whereas he lived once, but they never.
Better is he that laboureth, and aboundeth in all things, than he that boasteth himself, and wanteth bread.
Trust not thou in their life, neither respect their multitude: for one that is just is better than a thousand; and better it is to die without children, than to have them that are ungodly.
Shall not the dew asswage the heat? so is a word better than a gift.
Lo, is not a word better than a gift? but both are with a gracious man.
He that hath small understanding, and feareth God, is better than one that hath much wisdom, and transgresseth the law of the most High.
It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly: and he that confesseth his fault shall be preserved from hurt.
To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
A thief is better than a man that is accustomed to lie: but they both shall have destruction to heritage.
Better is he that hideth his folly than a man that hideth his wisdom.
Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.
And they that remain shall know that there is nothing better than the fear of the Lord, and that there is nothing sweeter than to take heed unto the commandments of the Lord.
The death thereof is an evil death, the grave were better than it.
It shall fight for thee against thine enemies better than a mighty shield and strong spear.
Better is the life of a poor man in a mean cottage, than delicate fare in another man's house.
Better is the poor, being sound and strong of constitution, than a rich man that is afflicted in his body.
Death is better than a bitter life or continual sickness.
For better it is that thy children should seek to thee, than that thou shouldest stand to their courtesy.
The belly devoureth all meats, yet is one meat better than another.
A woman will receive every man, yet is one daughter better than another.
The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance, and a man loveth nothing better.
My son, lead not a beggar's life; for better it is to die than to beg.
A man that hideth his foolishness is better than a man that hideth his wisdom.
Better is the churlishness of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, which bringeth shame and reproach.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:58
Therefore it is better to be a king that sheweth his power, or else a profitable vessel in an house, which the owner shall have use of, than such false gods; or to be a door in an house, to keep such things therein, than such false gods. or a pillar of wood in a a palace, than such false gods.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:67
The beasts are better than they: for they can get under a cover and help themselves.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:72
Better therefore is the just man that hath none idols: for he shall be far from reproach.
It is better for me to fall into your hands, and not do it, than to sin in the sight of the Lord.
1 Maccabees 3:59
For it is better for us to die in battle, than to behold the calamities of our people and our sanctuary.
1 Maccabees 13:5
Now therefore be it far from me, that I should spare mine own life in any time of trouble: for I am no better than my brethren.