New International Version
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
King James Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Darby Bible Translation
The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A prudent man foreseeth the evil - God in mercy has denied man the knowledge of futurity; but in its place he has given him hope and prudence. By hope he is continually expecting and anticipating good; by prudence he derives and employs means to secure it. His experience shows him that there are many natural evils in a current state, the course of which he can neither stem nor divert: prudence shows him beforehand the means he may use to step out of their way, and hide himself. The simple - the inexperienced, headstrong, giddy, and foolish - rush on in the career of hope, without prudence to regulate, chastise, and guide it; thus they commit many faults, make many miscarriages, and suffer often in consequence; and the commission of crimes leads to punishment.
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Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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1 Timothy 4:8
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
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