Proverbs 22:29

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seest thou a man diligent in his businesse? hee shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before meane men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.
- Basic English Bible

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.
- Darby Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
- Webster's Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.
- World English Bible

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:29


22:29 Before kings - He is fit to be employed in the affairs of princes.


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