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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF **** JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS **** PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.
  • Brianna
    "Jehovah's" name is a source of protection. That's why it's critical to know this name. Yet Sadly, even with the KJ that name is obscured by TITLES such as LORD. It's capitalized and italicized so we know that the translator understood the omission of the Divine Name.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 Whoever isolates himself pursues his own selfish desires; He rejects all practical wisdom.

    Jehovah God made us to be gregarious people. It is not good for us to isolate ourselves or think we can do everything on our own. God has made a congregation to help us and provide comfort as well as himself. Let us always fellowship with God and our brothers at our christian meetings.

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