Proverbs 20:7

7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

Proverbs 20:7 in Other Translations

7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
7 The righteous who walks in his integrity-- blessed are his children after him!
7 The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
7 God-loyal people, living honest lives, make it much easier for their children.
7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy.

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 purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 26:1
  • 2. Psalms 37:25-26; Psalms 112:2
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