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Proverbs 22:1

    Proverbs 22:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A good name is more to be desired than great wealth, and to be respected is better than silver and gold.

    Webster's Revision

    A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold.

    World English Bible

    A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:1

    A good name - שם shem, a name, put for reputation, credit, fame. Used nearly in the same way that we use it: "He has got a name;" "his name stands high;" for "He is a man of credit and reputation." טבא toba, καλον, hamood, and bonum, are added by the Chaldee, Septuagint, Arabiac, and Vulgate, all signifying good or excellent.

    Is rather to be chosen than great riches - Because character will support a man in many circumstances; and there are many rich men that have no name: but the word of the man of character will go farther than all their riches.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:1

    Omit "good." The word is an insertion. To the Hebrew, "name" by itself conveyed the idea of good repute, just as "men without a name" (compare Job 30:8 margin) are those sunk in ignominy. The margin gives a preferable rendering of the second clause of this verse.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 22:1

    22:1 Favour - A good report among men, especially good men, and that hearty kindness which attends it.