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.

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

New King James Version
The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.

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

NASB 1995
A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.

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

Amplified Bible
The righteous man who walks in integrity and lives life in accord with his [godly] beliefs— How blessed [happy and spiritually secure] are his children after him [who have his example to follow].

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

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

American Standard Version
A righteous man that walketh in his 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The righteous is habitually walking in his integrity, "" O the blessedness of his sons after 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.

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

after him.
אַחֲרָֽיו׃ (’a·ḥă·rāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part


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