Proverbs 3:4

4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

Read Proverbs 3:4 Using Other Translations

So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.

What does Proverbs 3:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 3:4

So shall thou find favour
Or "grace" F9; the grace of God, and larger measures of it; as Noah did, ( Genesis 6:8 ) ; which are communicated to men when in the way of their duty: or good will, esteem, and respect, among men; as Joseph had with Potiphar, and the keeper of the prison, ( Genesis 39:4 Genesis 39:21 ) ; and good understanding in the sight of God and man;
as Christ, as man, had in the sight of both, ( Luke 2:52 ) ; that is, to be taken notice of, regarded, and approved by both. Some render it "good success" F11; prosperity in things temporal and spiritual; see ( Psalms 111:10 ) . There is something lovely, and of good report, in a close attention to the doctrines and duties of religion; which make a man amiable in the sight of others, and which is followed with a blessing from the Lord.


F9 (Nx) "gratiam", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version
F11 (bwj lkv) "successum optimum", Junius & Tremellius.
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