Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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.

A Conservative Version

He who follows after righteousness and kindness 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.

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 the wise; 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 its confidence.



Cross References

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Proverbs 15:9

The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Proverbs 22:4

The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.

Isaiah 51:1

"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.

Hosea 6:3

Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

Romans 2:7-10

to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory, honor, and incorruptibility, eternal life;

Romans 14:19

So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:22

Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on 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

Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,

1 Peter 1:7

that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ --

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