Proverbs 22:4
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English Standard Version
The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

King James Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

American Standard Version
The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is riches, and honor, and life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.

English Revised Version
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is riches, and honour, and life.

Webster's Bible Translation
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Another proverb with אישׁ: -

A godless man showeth boldness in his mien;

But one that is upright-he proveth his way.

The Chethı̂b has יכין; but that the upright directeth, dirigit, his way, i.e., gives to it the right direction (cf. 2 Chronicles 27:6), is not a good contrast to the boldness of the godless; the Kerı̂, הבין דּרכּו, deserves the preference. Aquila, Symmachus, the Syr., Targ., and Venet. adhere to the Chethı̂b, which would be suitable if it could be translated, with Jerome, by corrigit; Luther also reads the verb with כ, but as if it were יכּון (whoever is pious, his way will stand) - only the lxx render the Kerı̂ (συνιεῖ); as for the rest, the ancients waver between the Chethı̂b דּרכיו and the Kerı̂ דּרכּו: the former refers to manner of life in general; the latter (as at Proverbs 3:31 and elsewhere) to the conduct in separate cases; thus the one is just as appropriate as the other. In the circumstantial designation אישׁ רשׁע (cf. Proverbs 11:7) we have the stamp of the distinction of different classes of men peculiar to the Book of Proverbs. העז (to make firm, defiant) had, Proverbs 7:13, פנים as accus.; the בּ here is not that used in metaphoristic expressions instead of the accus. obj., which we have spoken of at Proverbs 15:4; Proverbs 20:30, but that of the means; for the face is thought of, not as the object of the action, but, after Gesen. 138, 1, as the means of its accomplishment: the godless makes (shows) firmness, i.e., defiance, accessibility to no admonition, which is countenance; but the upright considers, i.e., proves (Proverbs 14:8), his way. בּין (הבין) means a perceiving of the object in its specific peculiarity, an understanding of its constituent parts and essential marks; it denotes knowing an event analytically, as השׂכּיל, as well as synthetically (cf. Arab. shakl), and is thus used as the expression of a perception, which apprehends the object not merely immediately, but closely examines into its circumstances.

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by the reward of humility

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Psalm 34:9,10 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him...

Psalm 112:1-3 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments...

Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

James 4:6,10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Proverbs 3:16
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 21:20
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

Proverbs 29:23
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

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