Proverbs 21:21
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New International Version
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

King James Bible
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Darby Bible Translation
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

World English Bible
He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous - God often in his judgments cuts off the wicked, in order to prevent them from destroying the righteous. And in general, we find that the wicked fall into the traps and pits they have digged for the righteous.

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Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn...

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

Romans 2:7-10 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

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Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Proverbs 3:22
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.

Proverbs 15:9
The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

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