Proverbs 18:22

“Who so findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the Lord.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
- King James Version

He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever gets a wife gets a good thing, and has the approval of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

[Whoso] hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a great good, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:22


18:22 A wise - A good wife; one that deserves the name, and performs the duty of that relation. Favour - Obtains her not by his own diligence, but by God's good providence.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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