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.
  • whenever a man seeks and finds a wife by the help of God, such a man is Blessed indeed and favour follows him automatically. check also Proverbs 19:14.
  • This verse simply means that God will turn and direct your husbands footsteps towards you. He will find you. It is your job to allow God to do the work in you...while you are waiting so that you are ready or in a place to receive him. You keep busy seeking your purpose in life and doing what God has called you to do and he will do the rest. He does not need our help...because he is God all by himself!
  • Quanisha Stradford for verse 22
    I will not seek a man. I will wait on the Lord to send me my husband.
  • 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.

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