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Proverbs 22:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah [Is] riches, and honor, and life.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honour, and life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The reward of humility [and] the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honor, and life.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The reward of humility, is the reverence of Yahweh, riches, and honour, and life.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The end of humility [is] the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By humilitie [and] the feare of the LORD, are riches, and honour, and life.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The fear of the Lord is the offspring of wisdom, and wealth, and glory, and life.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— By humility [and] the fear of Yahweh [are] riches, and honour, and life.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By 6118
{6118} Prime
From H6117 in the sense of H6119; a heel, that is, (figuratively) the last of anything (used adverbially for ever); also result, that is, compensation; and so (adverbially with preposition or relatively) on account of.
humility 6038
{6038} Prime
From H6035; condescension, human and subjective (modesty), or divine and objective (clemency).
[and] the fear 3374
{3374} Prime
Feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally reverence.
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[are] riches, 6239
{6239} Prime
From H6238; wealth.
and honour, 3519
{3519} Prime
From H3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.
and life. 2416
{2416} Prime
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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 22:4

_ _ humility and the fear of the Lord — are in apposition; one produces the other. On the results, compare Proverbs 3:16; Proverbs 8:18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 22:4

_ _ See here, 1. Wherein religion does very much consist — in humility and the fear of the Lord; that is, walking humbly with God. We must so reverence God's majesty and authority as to submit with all humility to the commands of his word and the disposals of his providence. We must have such low thoughts of ourselves as to behave humbly towards God and man. Where the fear of God is there will be humility. 2. What is to be gotten by it — riches, and honour, and comfort, and long life, in this world, as far as God sees good, at least spiritual riches and honour in the favour of God, and the promises and privileges of the covenant of grace, and eternal life at last.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
etc. Heb. The reward of humility, etc.
Proverbs 3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Psalms 34:9-10 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him. ... The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing].
Psalms 112:1-3 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments. ... Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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Ps 34:9; 112:1. Pv 3:16; 21:21. Is 33:6; 57:15. Mt 6:33. 1Ti 4:8. Jm 4:6, 10.

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