He That Finds A Wife: What Does Proverbs 18:22 Mean?

Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” (King James Version)

TranslationProverbs 18:22
ESVHe who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
NASBHe who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
KJVWhoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
NLTThe man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.

Also see the meaning of Father Forgive Them to learn more.

He That Finds A Wife: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

18:19. Great care must be taken to prevent quarrels among relations and those under obligations to each other. Wisdom and grace make it easy to forgive; but corruption makes it difficult.

20. The belly is here put for the heart, as elsewhere; and what that is filled with, our satisfaction will be accordingly, and our inward peace.

21. Many a one has caused his own death, or the death of others, by a false or injurious tongue.

22. A good wife is a great blessing to a man, and it is a token of Divine favour.

Also see the meaning of Confess Your Sins To One Another to learn more.

23. Poverty tells men they must not order or demand. And at the throne of God’s grace we are all poor, and must use entreaties.

24. Christ Jesus never will forsake those who trust in and love him. May we be such friends to others, for our Master’s sake. Having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto the end; and we are his friends if we do whatever he commands us, Joh 15:14.

Proverbs 18:22 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. The old versions supply “good” before the “wife,” as the last clause and Pr 19:14 imply (compare Pr 31:10).

Also see the meaning of Love Covers A Multitude of Sins to learn more.

Daniel Isaiah Joseph

Daniel's seminary degree is in Exegetical Theology. He was a pastor for 10 years. As a professor, he has taught Bible and theology courses at two Christian universities. Please see his About page for details.

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