Parallel Verses

Amplified

He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

New American Standard Bible

He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

King James Version

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Holman Bible

A man who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord.

International Standard Version

Whoever finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the LORD.

A Conservative Version

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from LORD.

American Standard Version

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.

Bible in Basic English

Whoever gets a wife gets a good thing, and has the approval of the Lord.

Darby Translation

Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whosoever found a wife found a good thing and has attained the favour of the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

He finding a wife found good, and shall obtain acceptance from Jehovah.

King James 2000

Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who finds a wife finds good, and he will obtain favor from Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever finds a wife finds good and gets favor from Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and receiveth an wholesome benefit of the LORD.

NET Bible

The one who finds a wife finds what is enjoyable, and receives a pleasurable gift from the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Who hath found a wife, hath found a blessing, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh.

Webster

Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.

World English Bible

Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

פּוּק 
Puwq 
Usage: 7

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

References

Fausets

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. 22 He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. 23 The poor man uses entreaties, but the rich answers roughly.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:14

House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 12:4

A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 31:10-31

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman -- "who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun -- "all the days of futility. For that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun.

Genesis 2:18

Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each [man] have his own wife and let each [woman] have her own husband.

Genesis 29:20-21

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Genesis 29:28

So Jacob complied and fulfilled [Leah's] week; then [Laban] gave him Rachel his daughter as his wife.

Proverbs 3:4

So shall you find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgment] of God and man.

Proverbs 5:15-23

Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.

Hosea 12:12

Jacob fled into the open country of Aram or Padan-aram, and [there] Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he herded sheep.

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