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Daily Bible Verse - 2/9/2008 - Proverbs 18:22

NIV He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.
KJV Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
NASB He who finds a wife finds a good thing
And obtains favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 18:22


A good wife is understood to be one pleasing to God and thus helpful to her husband and a joy to all. The parallel structure adds emphasis as the second line of the verse explains the first. In other words, the finding of a wife is a sign of God's favor. That every wife is not a good wife is implicit here and this is the "good" wife (Heb. tov, lit. "fortune" or "favor") whose price is far above rubies (Prov. 31:10).

Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Pr 18:22). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Related Verse

A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,
but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.

- Proverbs 12:4 (NLT)