Proverbs 16:20
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New American Standard Bible
He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

King James Bible
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he.

World English Bible
He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.

Young's Literal Translation
The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Good as it is to "handle a matter wisely," it is far better to "trust in the Lord." The former is really impossible except through the latter.

Proverbs 16:20 Parallel Commentaries

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April 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Unsound Spiritual Trading
A sermon (No. 849) delivered on Lord's Day morning, January 10th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits."----Proverbs 16:2. During the last two years some of the most notable commercial reputations have been hopelessly destroyed. Men in the great world of trade who were trusted for hundreds of thousands of pounds, around whose characters there hovered no cloud of suspicion nor even the
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God" (Rom. 11:22). In the last chapter when treating of the Sovereignty of God the Father in Salvation, we examined seven passages which represent Him as making a choice from among the children of men, and predestinating certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son. The thoughtful reader will naturally ask, And what of those who were not "ordained to eternal life?" The answer which is usually returned to this question, even by those who profess
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 32:10
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.

Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Proverbs 19:8
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Jeremiah 17:7
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.

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