Proverbs 18:22

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 18:22

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 for Proverbs 18:22

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

  • Jesse - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    1 Timothy Chapter 5, Verses 17 & 18:

    Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, that is, acknowledge that, especially the ones who labor in the word and doctrine, or teaching. For the scripture says, and there are two pieces of scripture here that Paul uses to back it up.

    First of all, Deuteronomy Chapter 25 Verse 4: He says thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn.

    In 1 Corinthians Chapter 9, Paul says, "You don't think that God was talking about oxen do you?" If you have oxen treading the corn, you got to feed the oxen too, or else he's not going to be around to tread the corn for you.

    The second scripture is Luke 10:7. The words of Jesus, The laborer is worthy of his reward, or hire.

    So acknowledge those who labor in the word, and in doctrine, and make sure that they're taken care of.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. (1 Timothy 5:17-18)

    Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. (Hebrews 13:7)

    But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. (Hebrews 13:16-17)
  • Narla Ali on Proverbs 18:22
    can you please explain proverbs 18;22 more in depth... So that I can have a clearer understanding of this verse.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22: "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."

    There could be other ways of understanding this verse, but taking into account that God alone has created man & woman & that for each other, the ideal plan set by God for us, can only be found in the beauty of holy marriage. The verse implies that the man who finds a wife, should seek one who altogether displays the characteristics of godliness, inner beauty, humility, love & care for her family, & many more traits. He then has the blessing of the Lord upon him & his family's life, as an example of God's intended family structure set by having the Lord God at the head of his family.

    Sadly, Satan has had his way with many, & even amongst Christians, where either or both parties do not adhere to God's Word, particularly by not showing understanding, love, forgiveness, seeking reconciliation, etc. to each other, & so that which is holy before the Lord continues in unhappiness & tension & maybe an eventual total breakdown. As well, this verse tells me that the Lord's Favour lies in a loving, man-woman marriage & not in any other way. The Lord cannot delight Himself in a true display of godliness in us, if we wilfully go against His Plan for a true family existence on Earth.
  • Susie - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22 With God's plan, along with family structure and order in society, man and woman, male and female are the prescription to marry. Shacking and living together unmarried is out of order with our Creator. When God created Eve for Adam, she was his help mate; two became one. Therefore, one plus one equals one -- unity. Husband and wife work together in love enjoying one another. It is one of life's beautiful rewards. When spouses live together in love and unity, they have a wonderful, beautiful long life. God favors marriage. He wants couples (both male and female) to be joined in holy matrimony. The key here is the word holy. Wives are to be loved, treasured and cherished by their husbands. The Bible says for men to love their wives and be not bitter against them. Husbands who love God know how to love their wives and truly appreciate them. Women are fragile and often have delicate personalities. But when they are loved, men get 100 per cent of their love, emotions and energy. When both spouses are godly this is a major factor and it really works.

    The formula is love the Lord God, love Jesus, and love your spouse. God is love.
  • Ronnie hobson on Proverbs 18:22
    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 on Proverbs 18:22
    Its true to say that the LORD is the one who provides for a good wife.
  • Larry Nyahuye on Proverbs 18:22
    I am looking forward to marry in June and I just pray for the to happen that I may be counted favoured. God bless.
  • Lexene on Proverbs 18:22
    I really like what it say's in proverbs 18:22
  • Vernita Johnson on Proverbs 18:22
    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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