New American Standard Bible
He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
King James Bible
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.
World English Bible
Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The sense seems to require, "Whoso findeth a good wife," as in some Chaldee manuscripts; but the proverb writer may be looking at marriage in its ideal aspect, and sees in every such union the hands of God joining together man and woman for their mutual good. The Septuagint adds "He who casts out a good wife, casts away that which is good: but he that keepeth an adulteress is foolish and ungodly."
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
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