Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who so findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 18:22

  • God gets us to a place of complete submission, humbleness, acceptance, and wholeness. He can not give us the things we desire until He know we are willing to let go of the old to receive the new and that includes our soulmate as well. The Word says all old things have passed away. We have to become Anew.
  • Ronnie hobson for verse 22
    The Lord has never lied. My wife and I, after twenty seven years are still very much I love. As I often tell my wife "God gave me everything when he gave me you ". I wish more couples could experience the love and compassion we have for each other. Thank you Lord!
  • PATRICK MOKAYA for verse 22
    Its true to say that the LORD is the one who provides for a good wife.
  • Larry Nyahuye for verse 22
    I am looking forward to marry in June and I just pray for the to happen that I may be counted favoured. God bless.
  • I really like what it say's in proverbs 18:22
  • Vernita Johnson for verse 22
    This verse states that it's good to be married. Today's emphasis on individual freedom is misguided. Strong individuals are important but strong marriages are too. God created marriage for our enjoyment, and he pronounced it good. So marriage is a good and enjoyable creation of Gods. Check out Gen. 2:21-25, Prov. 5:15-19 and John 2:1-11... so much more knowledge.

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