New American Standard Bible
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
King James Bible
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Darby Bible Translation
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour 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.
Young's Literal Translation
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Omit "good." The word is an insertion. To the Hebrew, "name" by itself conveyed the idea of good repute, just as "men without a name" (compare Job 30:8 margin) are those sunk in ignominy. The margin gives a preferable rendering of the second clause of this verse.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.
A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.
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