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A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
King James Bible
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
American Standard Version
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Young's Literal Translation
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
Proverbs 22:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
loving favour rather than
Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt...
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