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 22:1

  • Brianna for verse 1
    The bible once again highlights the value of immaterial things compared to material things. Some of the most recognized leaders in the world were of very little means, but their character has allowed them to be remembered. Jesus came for a poor family, and the bible says he didn 't own a place to lay his head. However, just about every person on earth has heard the name Jesus. No amount of riches will be able to appease god if we have lived a bad course. The name we make with God will be the determining factor.
  • Pastor kola olugbode for verse 1
    Good name is a wealth, that capable of given children partway to success .

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