Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

King James Version

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Holman Bible

A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold.

International Standard Version

A good reputation is more desirable than great wealth, and favorable acceptance more than silver and gold.

A Conservative Version

A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.

American Standard Version

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Amplified

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Bible in Basic English

A good name is more to be desired than great wealth, and to be respected is better than silver and gold.

Darby Translation

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A good reputation is rather to be chosen than great riches and good grace rather than silver and gold.

Julia Smith Translation

A Name to be chosen rather than much riches, and good grace rather than gold.

King James 2000

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A {reputation} [is] to be chosen {rather than} great riches; {favor is better than silver and gold}.

Modern King James verseion

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; and loving favor rather than silver or gold.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good name is more worth than great riches; and loving favour is better than silver and gold.

NET Bible

A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.

New Heart English Bible

A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

The Emphasized Bible

More choice, is a name, than great riches, beyond silver and gold, is pleasant grace.

Webster

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

World English Bible

A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

Youngs Literal Translation

A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

is rather to be chosen
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

עשׁר 
`osher 
Usage: 37

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. 2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.

1 Kings 1:47

"Moreover, the king's servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, 'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name and his throne greater than your throne!' And the king bowed himself on the bed.

Luke 10:20

"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household.

Philippians 4:3

Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Hebrews 11:39

And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,

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