Treasury of Scripture
he that is or rather, as in the old translation 'He that is despised, and is his own servant, is better than he that boasteth himself and wanteth bread;' with which the versions generally agree. That is, it is better to be in lowness and obscurity, and to support oneself by manual labour, than to want the necessaries of life, through a foolish vanity, or with the pride of birth, which refuses to labour.
Proverbs 13:7 There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.