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Proverbs 21:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice, and glory.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that followeth after righteousnesse and mercy, findeth life, righteousnesse and honour.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The way of righteousness and mercy will find life and glory.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that followeth 7291
{7291} Prime
רָדַף
radaph
{raw-daf'}
A primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
after righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
and mercy 2617
{2617} Prime
חֶסֶד
checed
{kheh'-sed}
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
findeth 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
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.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
life, 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
righteousness, 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
and honour. 3519
{3519} Prime
כָּבוֹד
kabowd
{kaw-bode'}
From H3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 21:21

_ _ He who tries to act justly and kindly (Psalms 34:14) will prosper and obtain justice and honor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 21:21

_ _ See here, 1. What it is to make religion our business; it is to follow after righteousness and mercy, not to content ourselves with easy performances, but to do our duty with the utmost care and pains, as those that are pressing forward and in fear of coming short. We must both do justly and love mercy, and must proceed and persevere therein; and, though we cannot attain to perfection, yet it will be a comfort to us if we aim at it and follow after it. 2. What will be the advantage of doing so: Those that do follow after righteousness shall find righteousness; God will give them grace to do good, and they shall have the pleasure and comfort of doing it; those that make conscience of being just to others shall have the pleasure and comfort of doing it; those that make conscience of being just to others shall be justly dealt with by others and others shall be kind to them. The Jews followed after righteousness, and did not find it, because they sought amiss, Romans 9:31. Otherwise, Seek and you shall find, and with it shall find both life and honour, everlasting life and honour, the crown of righteousness.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that:

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

findeth:

Proverbs 22:4 By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honour, and life.
Romans 2:7-10 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: ... But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
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Pv 15:9; 22:4. Is 51:1. Ho 6:3. Mt 5:6. Ro 2:7; 14:19. 1Co 15:58. Php 3:12. 1Th 5:21. 1Ti 6:11. 2Ti 2:22; 4:7. He 12:14. 1P 1:7.

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