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Proverbs 3:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So find thou favour and good repute, in the eyes of God and man.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thou shalt find grace, and good understanding before God and men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So shalt thou find fauour, and good vnderstanding in the sight of God, and man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— so shalt thou find favour: and do thou provide things honest in the sight of the Lord, and of men.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of Elohim and man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So shalt thou find 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.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
favour 2580
{2580} Prime
חֵן
chen
{khane}
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty).
and good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
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).
understanding 7922
{7922} Prime
שֶׂכֶל
sekel
{seh'-kel}
From H7919; intelligence; by implication success.
in the sight 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
and man. 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:4

_ _ favour — grace, amiability (Proverbs 22:11; Psalms 45:2); united with this,

_ _ a good understanding — (Compare Margin), a discrimination, which secures success.

_ _ in the sight ... man — such as God and man approve.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:4

Understanding — Whereby to know thy duty, and to discern between good and evil. Of God — Grace or favour with God, and that understanding which is good in God's sight.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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shalt:

Genesis 39:2-4 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. ... And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand.
Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Daniel 1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men.

good understanding:
or, good success,
Joshua 1:7-8 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it [to] the right hand or [to] the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. ... This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
*marg.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
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Gn 39:2, 21. Jsh 1:7. 1S 2:26. Ps 111:10. Dn 1:9. Lk 2:52. Ac 2:47. Ro 14:18.

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