New International Version
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that withholdeth corn - Who refuses to sell because he hopes for a dearth, and then he can make his own price.
The people shall curse him - Yes, and God shall curse him also; and if he do not return and repent, he will get God's curse, and the curse of the poor, which will be a canker in his money during time, and in his soul throughout eternity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
diligently or rising early to seek what is greatly desired.
LibraryThe Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Soul Winner
Jesus, My Rock.
George Muller, and the Secret of His
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.
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