Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

New American Standard Bible

He who pursues righteousness and loyalty
Finds life, righteousness and honor.

King James Version

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Holman Bible

The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love
will find life, righteousness, and honor.

International Standard Version

Whoever pursues righteousness and gracious love finds life, righteousness, and honor.

American Standard Version

He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

Amplified


He who earnestly seeks righteousness and loyalty
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Bible in Basic English

He who goes after righteousness and mercy will get life, righteousness, and honour.

Darby Translation

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Julia Smith Translation

He pursuing justice and mercy shall find life, justice and honor.

King James 2000

He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Modern King James verseion

He who follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso followeth righteousness and mercy, findeth both life, righteousness and honour.

NET Bible

The one who pursues righteousness and love finds life, bounty, and honor.

New Heart English Bible

He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

The Emphasized Bible

He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour.

Webster

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

World English Bible

He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Interlinear

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

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of a wise man, but a foolish man swallows it up. 21 He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor. 22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of the confidence of it.



Cross References

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.

Proverbs 15:9

The way of a wicked man is an abomination to LORD, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility [and] the fear of LORD [is] riches and honor and life.

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken to me, ye who follow after righteousness, ye who seek LORD. Look to the rock from where ye were hewn, and to the hold of the pit from where ye were dug.

Hosea 6:3

And let us know, let us follow on to know LORD. His going forth is sure as the morning, and he will come to us as the rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.

Romans 2:7-10

to those who indeed seek by perseverance of good work, glory and esteem and immortality--eternal life--

Romans 14:19

So then we should pursue the things of peace, and the things of constructiveness for each other.

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained or have already been fully perfected, but I press forward, if also I might seize upon that for which also I was seized by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

but examine all things. Hold firm the good.

1 Timothy 6:11

But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, patience, mildness.

2 Timothy 2:22

And flee juvenile impulses, but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:7

so that the proof of your faith, much more precious than gold that perishes, and though proven by fire, may be found for praise and esteem and for glory at the revealing of Jesus Christ.

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