Proverbs 11:27

“He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that diligently seeketh good, procureth fauour: but hee that seeketh mischiefe, it shall come vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • BSP
    Verse 25: Some may hold back from giving because they feel that they will not have enough for themselves. This verse is a promise from God that the generous person will prosper.
  • Obbie Beal
    Thank God for His Wisdom in this proverb, It is a 'Lamp' and 'Guide' for the human race. WOW!
  • Galen Wright
    Very hard to answer,"never give up, you wouldn't stop keeping his commandments. Did Jesus give up or did he stick it out to the very end!
    There is so much opposition out there or most the people closest to you!
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:4 A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE BUT PERVERSENESS THEREIN IS A BREACH IN THE SPIRIT JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ROMANS 8:10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN BUT THE SPIRIT IS --LIFE-- BECAUSE OF --RIGHTEOUSNESS-- PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --MY MOUTH-- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM
  • Lilian
    We must be born again in Spirit and not in the flesh I will praise you and worship you Jesus for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus amen
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH PROVERBS 10:2 TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM

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