New International Version
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A good name - שם shem, a name, put for reputation, credit, fame. Used nearly in the same way that we use it: "He has got a name;" "his name stands high;" for "He is a man of credit and reputation." טבא toba, καλον, hamood, and bonum, are added by the Chaldee, Septuagint, Arabiac, and Vulgate, all signifying good or excellent.
Is rather to be chosen than great riches - Because character will support a man in many circumstances; and there are many rich men that have no name: but the word of the man of character will go farther than all their riches.
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LibraryThe Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
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