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Proverbs 18:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Whoever] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favor from the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who hath found a wife, hath found a blessing, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— [Whoso] hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Who so] findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that has found a good wife has found favours, and has received gladness from God. [He that puts away a good wife, puts away a good thing, and he that keeps an adulteress is foolish and ungodly].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Whoso] findeth 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a wife 802
{0802} Prime
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
findeth 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a good 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
[thing], and obtaineth 6329
{6329} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H6328 through the idea of dropping out; compare H5312); to issue, that is, furnish; causatively to secure; figuratively to succeed.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
favour 7522
{7522} Prime
From H7521; delight.
of Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 18:22

_ _ The old versions supply “good” before the “wife,” as the last clause and Proverbs 19:14 imply (compare Proverbs 31:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 18:22

_ _ Note, 1. A good wife is a great blessing to a man. He that finds a wife (that is, a wife indeed; a bad wife does not deserve to be called by a name of so much honour), that finds a help meet for him (that is a wife in the original acceptation of the word), that sought such a one with care and prayer and has found what he sought, he has found a good thing, a jewel of great value, a rare jewel; he has found that which will not only contribute more than any thing to his comfort in this life, but will forward him in the way to heaven. 2. God is to be acknowledged in it with thankfulness; it is a token of his favour, and a happy pledge of further favours; it is a sign that God delights in a man to do him good and has mercy in store for him; for this, therefore, God must be sought unto.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 18:22

A wise — A good wife; one that deserves the name, and performs the duty of that relation. Favour — Obtains her not by his own diligence, but by God's good providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 18:22

[Whoever] findeth a (p) wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour from the LORD.

(p) He who is joined with a virtuous woman in marriage is blessed by the Lord, as in (Proverbs 19:14).

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findeth a wife:

Proverbs 5:15-23 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. ... He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 19:14 House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
Proverbs 31:10-31 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. ... Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's [death].
Genesis 29:20-21 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her. ... And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
Genesis 29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that [is] thy portion in [this] life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].
1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.


Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
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