Proverbs 22:29

“Seest thou a man diligent in his businesse? hee shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before meane men.”

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Other Translations

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].
- King James Version

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.
- Basic English Bible

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.
- Darby Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
- Webster's Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.
- World English Bible

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:29


22:29 Before kings - He is fit to be employed in the affairs of princes.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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