New International Version
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
King James Bible
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
World English Bible
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Young's Literal Translation
And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
Proverbs 3:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So shalt thou find favor - Thou shalt be acceptable to God, and thou shalt enjoy a sense of his approbation.
And good understanding - Men shall weigh thy character and conduct; and by this appreciate thy motives, and give thee credit for sincerity and uprightness. Though religion is frequently persecuted, and religious people suffer at first where they are not fully known; yet a truly religious and benevolent character will in general be prized wherever it is well known. The envy of men is a proof of the excellence of that which they envy.
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The Tenth Commandment
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.
1 Samuel 2:26
And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.
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