Proverbs 20:7

7 The righteous who 1walks in his integrity-- 2blessed are his children after him!

Proverbs 20:7 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 20:7

The just [man] walketh in his integrity
This is the faithful and upright man, who is made righteous by the obedience of Christ; and walks by faith in him, and according to the truth of the Gospel; his children [are] blessed after him;
with temporal blessings; and, walking in the same integrity as he does, they are blessed with spiritual blessings here, and eternal blessedness hereafter; see ( Psalms 37:26 ) . It is an observation of an Heathen poet F3, that good things befall the children of the godly, but not the children of the ungodly.


F3 Theoerit. Idyll. 27. v. 32.

Proverbs 20:7 In-Context

5 The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?
7 The righteous who walks in his integrity-- blessed are his children after him!
8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, "I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin"?

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Proverbs 19:1
  • 2. [1 Kings 15:4; Psalms 37:26; Psalms 112:2; Jeremiah 33:20, 21]
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