New Living Translation
If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:27 Seeketh - To do good to all men. Favour - With God and men.
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. Interlude
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