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.
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.
Proverbs 16:20 Parallel
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
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