Proverbs 22:29



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

King James Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Holman Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.

International Standard Version

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.

A Conservative Version

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

American Standard Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

Amplified

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Bible in Basic English

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.

Darby Translation

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Julia Smith Translation

Sawest thou a man apt in his works? Before kings shall he stand; he shall not stand before the dark ones

King James 2000

See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.

Modern King James verseion

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before unknown men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stand before kings, and not among the simple people?

NET Bible

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

New Heart English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

New simplified Bible

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He will stand before kings. He will not stand before unknown men.

The Emphasized Bible

Seest thou a man prompt in his business? before kings, shall he stand, he shall not stand before men who are obscure.

Webster

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

World English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

thou a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

מהר מהיר 
Mahiyr 
Usage: 4

מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

פּנים 
Paniym 
פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119
Usage: 2119

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

he shall not stand
יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

חשׁך 
Chashok 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

28 Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.



Cross References

Genesis 41:46

Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 10:4

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

1 Kings 10:8

"How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.

1 Kings 11:28

Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Matthew 25:21

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

Matthew 25:23

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

Romans 12:11

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

2 Timothy 4:2

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

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