Proverbs 16:7

“When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:7

When a mans wayes please the Lord, he maketh euen his enemies to be at peace with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When a man's ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his haters be at peace with him.
- Basic English Bible

When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- Darby Bible

When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- Webster's Bible

When a man's ways please Yahweh, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- World English Bible

When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When a man's ways please the LORD, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:7

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:7

16:6 By mercy - By a merciful and just and faithful frame of heart and course of life. Is purged - As they qualify a man to offer up acceptable prayers to God for the pardon of his sins. By fear - By a filial reverence unto God. Depart - They are kept from abusing pardoning mercy, and from returning to folly or wickedness.

16:9 Deviseth - Proposes what he will do. Directeth - Over - rules and disposes all his designs and actions.

Discussion for Proverbs 16:7

  • Richard on Proverbs 16:7
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies 128515 ps 23:5
  • MockingBird on Proverbs 16:7
    Jesus pleased His Father : Jesus is my example : Our Father God was and is pleased with Jesus. Even so : when I walk in God 's commandments I am pleasing my Father. The enemy cannot come into the camp. The Spirit of the Lord has lifted up a standard against him. My enemies are at peace with me.
  • Toni on Proverbs 16:7
    Christopher Olusesi Okuselu: you asked how to overcome the devil 's temptations. The best way to overcome the devil is to stop sinning. And the only way to not sin is to walk in the Spirit. Call on the name of the Lord Jesus and ask Him to cleanse your heart and to baptize you with the Holy Ghost. We can 't serve God and the devil too. Hope this helps.
  • Chidiogo on Proverbs 16:7
    Serve God, obey him and deviate from sin.Don 't retaliate your enemies, greet and show love to them.They must surely come back to you and bless you and become your friends and helpers.I am a living testimony.Praise the LORD.
  • Segun Onanusi on Proverbs 16:7
    Enemies are inevitable, some will even dislike you for nothing sake, but if you acknowledge God in everything you do,ie doing whatever you do as if you are doing it for God. Then those who sees you as enemy will be compelled to align. You will become a light, indispensable and important. So if you are victimized, and it seems everyone is against you and you wonder why things are turned upside down then the first thing to do is examine your life,character and your actions at that period. Does it pleases God?, can God depend on you?, is it in agreement with the word of God. If No, you need to start adjusting your ways but if yes, you have nothing to worry about, just keep on doing your best following His guidance.
  • Tayo Olutu on Proverbs 16:7
    When you serve God in truth and in spirit,you build your faith in Jesus Christ and you obey God 's commandments and flee from sins.The way is Jesus Christ.The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the way, the trurth and the Life that no one comes to the Father except through Him.John 14:6.How is your way in Jesus?....Make your way perfect in Jesus Christ.
  • Christopher olusesi okuselu on Proverbs 16:7
    really when god pleases with you,i am always dreaming about god,in so many ways,and am always victorious in all my enconters with the evil doers,i no god loves me,and even if I offend god,am always eager to go back to him,no matter the deceives from te devils and his agent,i will proclaim the name of the most high the greatest of all names,the alpha and the omega,and his name will reign from generations to generation,and his kingdom will have no end,realy want to work for him,he always visits me all the time,i want to work for him all the time,i want to be an instrument of the most high God almighty,to him all honour and adorations,and all the nations shall worship him and proclaim his glorious deeds and works in all the nations,am always been arrested by gods spirit when ever the devil comes,he his so great,please all I need is an advice on how to always overcome the devils temptations and his tricky ways of deceiving gods chosen people,i don 't want to be amonge the people that wilol make heaven,cos I believe heaven is real.thanks and god bless,ame.
  • Marvn Mathews on Proverbs 16:7
    God is awe inspiring, good, and gracious beyond our wildest dreams and imaginations. He is the chiefest among 10,000! To know Him is to be drawn to Him in Awe and Wonder!!! So when we truly behold Him in His Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to be transformed into His Image by beholding Him in all things, and we begin to have an experimental knowledge of God in His Thoughts, Words, and Actions providentially in our daily lives, we become transformed into Him, and are growing up into the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ which God has graciously allotted to each of us. Then others will see that we have been with Jesus. Like Daniel of old, they will see that there is an excellent Spirit of God in us. We will consequently be admired, and trusted by others. In other words, God will put His Comeliness on us and we will be God like.


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