Proverbs 22:4
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New International Version
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

New Living Translation
True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.

English Standard Version
The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

New American Standard Bible
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

King James Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The result of humility is fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life.

International Standard Version
The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life.

NET Bible
The reward for humility and fearing the LORD is riches and honor and life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pursuers of humility: the awe of Lord Jehovah, wealth, honor and Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the heels of humility (the fear of the LORD) are riches and honor and life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, Even riches, and honour, and life.

New American Standard 1977
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD
            Are riches, honor and life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Riches and honour and life are the remuneration of humility and of the fear of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

American King James Version
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

American Standard Version
The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is riches, and honor, and life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.

Darby Bible Translation
The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.

English Revised Version
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is riches, and honour, and life.

Webster's Bible Translation
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

World English Bible
The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.

Young's Literal Translation
The end of humility is the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
3The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it. 4The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life. 5Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.…
Word Study

By
`eqeb  (ay'-keb)
a heel, i.e. (figuratively) the last of anything (used adverbially, for ever); also result, i.e. compensation; and so (adverb with preposition or relatively) on account of -- because, by, end, for, if, reward.

humility
`anavah  (an-aw-vaw')
condescension, human and subjective (modesty), or divine and objective (clemency) -- gentleness, humility, meekness.

and the fear
yir'ah  (yir-aw')
fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence -- dreadful, exceedingly, fear(-fulness).

of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

are riches
`osher  (o'-sher)
wealth -- far (richer), riches.

and honour
kabowd  (kaw-bode')
weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness -- glorious(-ly), glory, honour(-able).

and life
chay  (khah'-ee)
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

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.
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Proverbs 3:16
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 21:20
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Daniel 4:36
"At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.
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