Proverbs 22:1
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New International Version
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

New Living Translation
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

English Standard Version
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

New American Standard Bible
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

King James Bible
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.

International Standard Version
A good reputation is more desirable than great wealth, and favorable acceptance more than silver and gold.

NET Bible
A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Name is better than great wealth, and compassion is better than gold or silver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A good name is more desirable than great wealth. Respect is better than silver or gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favour rather than silver and gold.

New American Standard 1977
Agood name is to be more desired than great riches,
            Favor is better than silver and gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A good reputation is rather to be chosen than great riches and good grace rather than silver and gold.

King James 2000 Bible
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

American King James Version
A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A good name is better than great riches: and good favour is above silver and gold.

Darby Bible Translation
A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
1A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. 2The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:7
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.
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A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

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Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor …

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