New International Version
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
King James Bible
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah;
World English Bible
For whoever finds me, finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso findeth me - The wisdom that comes from God, teaching to avoid evil and cleave to that which is good; findeth life - gets that knowledge which qualifies him to answer the purposes for which he was made; for he is quickened with Christ, and made a partaker of the Divine life. Christ dwells in his heart by faith; he lives a new life, for Christ liveth in him; the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus makes him free from the law of sin and death. And shall obtain favor of the Lord. The more he walks after the Divine counsel, the more he obtains of the Divine image; and the more he resembles his Maker, the more he partakes of the Divine favor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
for they are life to those who find them and health to one's whole body.
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight."
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
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