Proverbs 16:20
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English Standard Version
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

King James Bible
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

American Standard Version
He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed.

English Revised Version
He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

14 The wrath of the king is like messengers of death;

     But a wise man appeaseth him.

The clause: the wrath of the king is many messengers of death, can be regarded as the attribution of the effect, but it falls under the point of view of likeness, instead of comparison: if the king is angry, it is as if a troop of messengers or angels of death went forth to visit with death him against whom the anger is kindled; the plur. serves for the strengthening of the figure: not one messenger of death, but at the same time several, the wrinkled brow, the flaming eye, the threatening voice of the king sends forth (Fleischer). But if he against whom the wrath of the king has thus broken forth is a wise man, or one near the king who knows that ὀργὴ ἀνδρὸς δικαιοσύνην Θεοῦ οὐ κατεργάζεται (James 1:20), he will seek to discover the means (and not without success) to cover or to propitiate, i.e., to mitigate and appease, the king's anger. The Scripture never uses כּפּר, so that God is the object (expiare Deum), because, as is shown in the Comm. zum Hebrerbrief, that were to say, contrary to the decorum divinum, that God's holiness or wrath is covered, or its energy bound, by the offering up of sacrifices or of things in which there is no inherent virtue of atonement, and which are made the means of reconciliation only by the accommodative arrangement of God. On the contrary, כּפּר is used here and at Genesis 32:21 of covering equals reconciling (propitiating) the wrath of a man.

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Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

Proverbs 19:8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 24:3-5 Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established...

Genesis 41:38-40 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is...

Daniel 1:19-21 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah...

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

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Proverbs 22:19,20 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to you this day, even to you...

1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them...

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever.

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is...

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel...

Daniel 6:23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den...

Ephesians 1:12,13 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ...

Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 32:10
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.

Psalm 34:8
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Proverbs 19:8
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Jeremiah 17:7
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.

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