Proverbs 20:7
New International Version
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

New Living Translation
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.

English Standard Version
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

Berean Study Bible
The righteous man walks with integrity; blessed are his children after him.

New American Standard Bible
A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.

King James Bible
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Christian Standard Bible
A righteous person acts with integrity; his children who come after him will be happy.

Contemporary English Version
Good people live right, and God blesses the children who follow their example.

Good News Translation
Children are fortunate if they have a father who is honest and does what is right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy.

International Standard Version
The righteous person lives a life of integrity; happy are his children who follow him!

NET Bible
The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him.

New Heart English Bible
A righteous man walks in integrity; blessed are his children after him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed after him are the children of the righteous one who walks in integrity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person lives on the basis of his integrity. Blessed are his children after he is gone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that walketh in his integrity as a just man, Happy are his children after him.

New American Standard 1977
A righteous man who walks in his integrity— How blessed are his sons after him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The just man who walks in his integrity, blessed shall be his sons after him.

King James 2000 Bible
The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

American King James Version
The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

American Standard Version
A righteous man that walketh in his integrity, Blessed are his children after him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that walks blameless in justice, shall leave his children blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him blessed children.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteous walketh in his integrity: blessed are his children after him!

English Revised Version
A just man that walketh in his integrity, blessed are his children after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

World English Bible
A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.

Young's Literal Translation
The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
6Many a man proclaims his loving devotion, but who can find a trustworthy man? 7The righteous man walks with integrity; blessed are his children after him. 8A king who sits on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.…
Cross References
Psalm 26:1
Vindicate me, O LORD! For I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Psalm 37:26
They are ever generous and quick to lend, and their children are a blessing.

Psalm 112:2
His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Proverbs 19:1
Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Treasury of Scripture

The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

just

Proverbs 14:2
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Proverbs 19:1
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Psalm 15:2
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

his children

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Genesis 17:7
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Psalm 37:26
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.







Lexicon
The righteous man
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

walks
מִתְהַלֵּ֣ךְ (miṯ·hal·lêḵ)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

with integrity;
בְּתֻמּ֣וֹ (bə·ṯum·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8537: Completeness, integrity, also part of the high priest's breastplate

blessed [are]
אַשְׁרֵ֖י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

his children
בָנָ֣יו (ḇā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

after him.
אַחֲרָֽיו׃ (’a·ḥă·rāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part
(7) The just man.--Comp. Proverbs 10:2.

His children are blessed after him.--Comp. 1Kings 15:4, Jeremiah 33:20-21.

Verse 7. - The just man walketh in his integrity. It is better to connect the two clauses together, and not to take the first as a separate sentence, thus: "He who as a just man walketh in his integrity" - Blessed are his children after him (comp. Proverbs 14:26). So the Septuagint and Vulgate. The man of pure life, who religiously performs his duty towards God and man, shall bring a blessing on his children who follow his good example, both during his life and after his death. The temporal promise is seen in Exodus 20:6; Deuteronomy 4:40; Psalm 112:2, etc. Some see here an instance of utilitarianism; but it cannot be supposed that the writer inculcates virtue for the sake of the worldly advantages connected with it; rather he speaks from experience, and from a faithful dependence on Providence, of the happy results of a holy life. 20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
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