Proverbs 11:27
Modern Translations
New International Version
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

New Living Translation
If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!

English Standard Version
Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Berean Study Bible
He who searches out good finds favor, but evil will come to him who seeks it.

New American Standard Bible
One who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But one who seeks evil, evil will come to him.

NASB 1995
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.

NASB 1977
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who searches after evil, it will come to him.

Amplified Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor and grace, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who searches for what is good seeks favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who searches for what is good finds favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

Contemporary English Version
Try hard to do right, and you will win friends; go looking for trouble, and you will find it.

Good News Translation
If your goals are good, you will be respected, but if you are looking for trouble, that is what you will get.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever eagerly seeks good searches for good will, but whoever looks for evil finds it.

International Standard Version
The person seeking good will find favor, but anyone who searches for evil—it will find him!

NET Bible
The one who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but the one who searches for evil--it will come to him.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

New King James Version
He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.

King James 2000 Bible
He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks evil, it shall come unto him.

New Heart English Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.

World English Bible
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.

American King James Version
He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks mischief, it shall come to him.

American Standard Version
He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor; But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him.

A Faithful Version
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come to him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.

English Revised Version
He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favour: but he that searcheth after mischief, it shall come unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
He that seeketh good things, getteth fauour: but he that seeketh euill, it shall come to him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
He that searcheth for good thynges fyndeth fauour: but who so seketh after mischiefe, it shall happen vnto hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
He that laboureth for honesty fyndeth his desyre: but who so seketh after myschefe, it shal happe vnto him.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Whoever is earnestly seeking good "" Seeks a pleasing thing, "" And whoever is seeking evil—it meets him.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.

Smith's Literal Translation
He seeking good shall strive after acceptance: and he seeking evil, it shall come to him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things shall be oppressed by them.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He does well to rise early, who seeks what is good. But whoever is a seeker of evils shall be oppressed by them.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
He that seeks good seeks delight, and he that seeks evil, it will come upon him.

Lamsa Bible
He who diligently seeks good procures favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come upon him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favour; But he that searcheth for evil, it shall come unto him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that devises good counsels seeks good favour: but as for him that seeks after evil, evil shall overtake him.








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