New American Standard Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
King James Bible
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
World English Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Procureth - Better, striveth after. He who desires good, absolutely, for its own sake, is also unconsciously striving after the favor which attends goodness.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
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