Proverbs 3:4

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

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Proverbs 3:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
ESV
4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
NLT
4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
MSG
4 Earn a reputation for living well in God's eyes and the eyes of the people.
CSB
4 Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:4 Meaning and Commentary

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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Proverbs 3:4 In-Context

2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 2:26; Luke 2:52
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