Proverbs 22:4
New International Version
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

New Living Translation
True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.

English Standard Version
The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

Berean Study Bible
The rewards of humility and the fear of the LORD are wealth and honor and life.

New American Standard Bible
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

King James Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

Christian Standard Bible
Humility, the fear of the LORD, results in wealth, honor, and life.

Contemporary English Version
Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor.

Good News Translation
Obey the LORD, be humble, and you will get riches, honor, and a long life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The result of humility is fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life.

International Standard Version
The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, along with wealth, honor, and life.

NET Bible
The reward for humility and fearing the LORD is riches and honor and life.

New Heart English Bible
The result of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pursuers of humility: the awe of Lord Jehovah, wealth, honor and Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the heels of humility (the fear of the LORD) are riches and honor and life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The reward of humility is the fear of the LORD, Even riches, and honour, and life.

New American Standard 1977
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Riches and honour and life are the remuneration of humility and of the fear of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

American King James Version
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

American Standard Version
The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is riches, and honor, and life.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fear of the Lord is the offspring of wisdom, and wealth, and glory, and life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.

Darby Bible Translation
The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.

English Revised Version
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is riches, and honour, and life.

Webster's Bible Translation
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

World English Bible
The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.

Young's Literal Translation
The end of humility is the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
Study Bible
A Good Name
3The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences. 4The rewards of humility and the fear of the LORD are wealth and honor and life. 5Thorns and snares lie on the path of the perverse; he who guards his soul stays far from them.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Proverbs 3:16
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 21:20
Precious treasures and oil are in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man consumes them.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares lie on the path of the perverse; he who guards his soul stays far from them.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Daniel 4:36
At the same time my sanity was restored to me, and my honor and splendor returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne, and surpassing greatness was added to me.

Treasury of Scripture

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

by the reward of humility

Proverbs 3:16
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Proverbs 21:21
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Psalm 34:9,10
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…







Lexicon
The rewards
עֵ֣קֶב (‘ê·qeḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6118: A heel, the last of anything, result, compensation, on account of

of humility
עֲ֭נָוָה (‘ă·nā·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6038: Condescension

[and] the fear
יִרְאַ֣ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[are] wealth
עֹ֖שֶׁר (‘ō·šer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6239: Wealth

and honor
וְכָב֣וֹד (wə·ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

and life.
וְחַיִּֽים׃ (wə·ḥay·yîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
(4) By humility and the fear of the Lord.--Rather, by (or, the reward of) humility is the fear of the Lord. He guides the humble and teaches them His fear. (Comp. Psalm 25:9.)

Honour, and life.--Comp. Proverbs 21:21.

Verse 4. - By humility and the fear of the Lord, etc. This does not seem to be the best rendering of the original. The word rendered "by" (עֵקֶב ekeb), "in reward of," is also taken as the subject of the sentence: "The reward of humility ['and,' or, 'which is'] the fear of God, is riches," etc. There is no copulative in the clause, and a similar asyndeton occurs in ver. 5; so there is no reason why we should not regard the clause in this way. Thus Revised Version, Nowack, and others. But Delitzsch makes the first hemistich a concluded sentence, which the second member carries on thus: "The reward of humility is the fear of the Lord; it [the reward of humility] is at the same time riches," etc. Vulgate, Finis modestiae timor Domini, divitiae et gloria et vita; Septuagint, "The generation (γενεὰ) of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and wealth," etc. It is preferable to translate as above, taking the two expressed virtues as appositional, thus: "The reward of humility, the fear of the Lord." Humility brings with it true religion, which is expressed by "the fear of the Lord." The feeling of dependence, the lowly opinion of self, the surrender of the will, the conviction of sin, all effects which are connected with humility, may well be represented by this term, "the fear of God," which, in another aspect, is itself the source of every virtue and every blessing; it is riches, and honour, and life. These are God's gifts, the guerdon of faithful service (see notes on Proverbs 3:16 and Proverbs 21:21; and comp. Proverbs 8:18). The Easterns have a pretty maxim, "The bending of the humble is the graceful droop of the branches laden with fruit." And again, "Fruitful trees bend down; the wise stoop; a dry stick and a fool can be broken, not bent" (Lane). 22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
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