Proverbs 3:4
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New International Version
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

King James Bible
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

World English Bible
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Young's Literal Translation
And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

So shalt thou find favor - Thou shalt be acceptable to God, and thou shalt enjoy a sense of his approbation.

And good understanding - Men shall weigh thy character and conduct; and by this appreciate thy motives, and give thee credit for sincerity and uprightness. Though religion is frequently persecuted, and religious people suffer at first where they are not fully known; yet a truly religious and benevolent character will in general be prized wherever it is well known. The envy of men is a proof of the excellence of that which they envy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shalt

Genesis 39:2-4,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian...

1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Daniel 1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favor 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 serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

good understanding

Joshua 1:7,8 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you...

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Library
March 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Twenty-Eighth Pleasantness and Peace
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." --PROVERBS iii. 13-26. In the ways of the Lord I shall have feasts of "pleasantness." But not always at the beginning of the ways. Sometimes my faith is called upon to take a very unattractive road, and nothing welcomes me of fascination and delight. But here is a law of the spiritual life. The exercised faith intensifies my spiritual senses, and hidden things become manifest to my soul--hidden beauties, hidden sounds, hidden scents!
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Luke 2:52
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.

1 Samuel 2:26
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Proverbs 8:35
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 12:2
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.

Proverbs 13:15
Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.

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