Proverbs 22:29
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

New Living Translation
Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.

English Standard Version
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

New American Standard Bible
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

King James Bible
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.

International Standard Version
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.

NET Bible
Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

New Heart English Bible
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you have seen a man skilled in his work, he will stand before kings and he will not stand in front of obscure men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you see a person who is efficient in his work? He will serve kings. He will not serve unknown people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

New American Standard 1977
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
            He will stand before kings;
            He will not stand before obscure men.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Seest thou a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

King James 2000 Bible
See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

American King James Version
See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

American Standard Version
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou seen a man swift in his work? he shall stand before kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure.

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

English Revised Version
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

World English Bible
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:26,27. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have. 28. We are taught not to trespass on another man's right. And it is hard to find a truly industrious man. Such a man will rise. Seest thou a man diligent in the business of religion? He is likely to excel. Let us then be diligent in God's work.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
28Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set. 29Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
Cross References
Genesis 41:46
Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 47:6
"The land of Egypt is at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock."

1 Samuel 16:21
Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.

1 Kings 10:8
"How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.

1 Kings 11:28
Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

Proverbs 23:1
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
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he shall stand that is, he shall have the honour or serving kings; as the phrase denotes mean men.

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