Proverbs 3:4

“So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So shalt thou find fauour, and good vnderstanding in the sight of God, and man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So you will have grace and a good name in the eyes of God and men.
- Basic English Bible

and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
- Darby Bible

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
- Webster's Bible

So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
- World English Bible

And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So shalt thou find grace and good favour in the sight of God and man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:4


3:4 Understanding - Whereby to know thy duty, and to discern between good and evil. Of God - Grace or favour with God, and that understanding which is good in God's sight.


Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • A disciple
    Susan; When God appeared to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask whatever he desired; Solomon's desire was to be able to shepherd the people of God with wisdom and understanding like his father David did. If you read the opening words of the Proverbs you can see this was his intention, and the Spirit of God's inspiration, to teach wisdom and give practical knowledge for a meaningful godly life.
  • Todd Brawley
    Proverbs is the only book to guide you of how to be and act. And the discipline of what you get for doing as God says
  • BSP
    Verse 27: We don't want to hold back doing good in any way when it is within our power to do so.
  • Lu2677
    Heeding His word is liberating; peace and joy comes with obeying his commands. v.5"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Folks, this is not a suggestion from the Creator, it is a command!
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 3:1-7,11-12. This chapter is similar to the concept of Psalms 91. When we learn his commandments and do them, we are set free. I am awe struck; so, to answer the question about being frustrated with Psalms 91, no I'm not! Amen.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING 3:6 BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART FROM EVIL ******JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --- IF --- YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU

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