Proverbs 22:4

“By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By humilitie and the feare of the Lord, are riches, and honour, and life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The reward of humility {and} the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The reward of humility `and' the fear of Jehovah `Is' riches, and honor, and life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The reward of a gentle spirit and the fear of the Lord is wealth and honour and life.
- Basic English Bible

The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.
- Darby Bible

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.
- Webster's Bible

The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.
- World English Bible

The end of humility [is] the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, even riches, and honour, and life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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