Proverbs 11:27

“He that diligently seeketh good, procureth fauour: but hee that seeketh mischiefe, it shall come vnto him.”

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Other Translations

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
- King James Version

He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor; But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who, with all his heart, goes after what is good is searching for grace; but he who is looking for trouble will get it.
- Basic English Bible

He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
- Darby Bible

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him.
- Webster's Bible

He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.
- World English Bible

Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for evil, it shall come unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:27


11:27 Seeketh - To do good to all men. Favour - With God and men.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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