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 11:27

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