Proverbs 22:1
New International Version
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

New Living Translation
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

English Standard Version
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Berean Study Bible
A good name is more desirable than great riches; favor is better than silver and gold.

King James Bible
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

New King James Version
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

New American Standard Bible
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth; Favor is better than silver and gold.

NASB 1995
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

NASB 1977
Agood name is to be more desired than great riches, Favor is better than silver and gold.

Amplified Bible
A good name [earned by honorable behavior, godly wisdom, moral courage, and personal integrity] is more desirable than great riches; And favor is better than silver and gold.

Christian Standard Bible
A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.

American Standard Version
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Name is better than great wealth, and compassion is better than gold or silver.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A fair name is better than much wealth, and good favour is above silver and gold.

Contemporary English Version
A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A good name is better than great riches: and good favour is above silver and gold.

English Revised Version
A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Good News Translation
If you have to choose between a good reputation and great wealth, choose a good reputation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A good name is more desirable than great wealth. Respect is better than silver or gold.

International Standard Version
A good reputation is more desirable than great wealth, and favorable acceptance more than silver and gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Literal Standard Version
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, "" Than silver and than gold—good grace.

NET Bible
A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.

New Heart English Bible
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

World English Bible
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

Young's Literal Translation
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Good Name
1A good name is more desirable than great riches; favor is better than silver and gold. 2The rich and the poor have this in common: The LORD is Maker of them all.…

Cross References
Proverbs 10:7
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than fine perfume, and one's day of death is better than his day of birth.


Treasury of Scripture

A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

loving favour rather than

Acts 7:10
And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.









XXII.

(1) Loving favour.--Or, favour is better than silver and gold. "Favour" may signify the grace which wins love, as well as the favour gained thereby.

Verse 1. - A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. It will be observed that "good" in the Authorized Version is in italics, showing that the epithet is not expressed in the Hebrew, which is simply שֵׁם (shem), "name." But this word carried with it the notion of good repute, as in Ecclesiastes 7:1; for being well known implied honour and reputation, while being nameless (Job 30:8) signified not only obscurity, but ignominy and discredit. Hence the versions have ὄνομα καλόν, nomen bonum, and Ecclus. 41:12, "Have regard to thy name (περὶ ὀνόματος), for that shall continue with thee above a thousand great treasures of gold. A good life," the moralist continues, "hath but few days; but a good name endureth forever" (contrast Proverbs 10:7). And loving favour rather than silver and gold; or, more accurately, and before gold and silver grace is good; i.e. grace is far better than gold. Grace (chen) is the manner and demeanour which win love, as well as the favour and affection gained thereby; taken as parallel to "name," in the former hemistich, it means here "favour," the regard conceived by others for a worthy object. Publ. Syr., "Bona opinio hominum tutier pecunia est." The French have a proverb, "Bonne renommee vaut mieux que ceinture doree." The latter hemistich gives the reason for the assertion in the former - a good name is so valuable because it wins affection and friendship, which are far preferable to material riches,

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A good name
שֵׁ֭ם (m)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

is more desirable
נִבְחָ֣ר (niḇ·ḥār)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

than great
רָ֑ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

riches;
מֵעֹ֣שֶׁר (mê·‘ō·šer)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6239: Wealth

favor
חֵ֣ן (ḥên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

is better
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

than silver
מִכֶּ֥סֶף (mik·ke·sep̄)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold.
וּ֝מִזָּהָ֗ב (ū·miz·zā·hāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky


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