Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 [earned by honorable behavior, godly wisdom, moral courage, and personal integrity] is more desirable than great riches;
And favor is better 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.

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 rather to be chosen than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold. 2 The rich and the poor meet together. LORD is the maker of them all.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A [good] name is better than precious oil, and the day of death, than the day of birth.

1 Kings 1:47

And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, Thy God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

Luke 10:20

Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are made subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in the heavens.

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him governor over Egypt and his entire house.

Philippians 4:3

Yes, I ask thee also, genuine yokefellow, help them--the women who labored with me in the good-news--with Clement also, and the rest of my co-workmen whose names are in the book of life.

Hebrews 11:39

And all these, having been well reported through faith, did not receive the promise,

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