Proverbs 22:1

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A Good name is rather to be chosen then great riches, and louing fauour rather then siluer & golde.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A {good} name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A `good' name is rather to be chosen than great riches, `And' loving favor rather than silver and gold.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A good name is more to be desired than great wealth, and to be respected is better than silver and gold.
- Basic English Bible

A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold.
- Darby Bible

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
- Webster's Bible

A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
- World English Bible

A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:1


22:1 Favour - A good report among men, especially good men, and that hearty kindness which attends it.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Kathie ellis
    We have to raise are children in the way of the Lord, otherwise
    the Hollywood entertainers,mainstream media, etc. will be there
    influence. The bottom line is, we need to ask God for wisdom, who
    freely gives to those who asks!
  • Irene123
    To Mimi on v. 24 - This isn't specifically about marriage, but is applicable. It refers to one's friendships, whether man's or woman's. If you 'marry' a man or a man marries a woman, the same principle applies. To marry an 'angry type person, or a drinker of alcohol, or a slovenly person - is to court disaster.
  • Mimi
    Could someone please explain verse 24 in the context of marriage? I have read the entire chapter of Proverbs 22 and I still don't understand what it is saying to a person who is married to the person in Proverbs 22:24? Thank you for your comments.







  • BSP
    We need to be clever in practical affairs or sharp witted in order to avoid calamity as verse 3 shows.
  • PREYOR Ebizimor for verse 29
    When you are committed in what you are doing, favour will be yours from man and God.
  • Neenee
    i believe it means don't put yourself in bondage

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