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Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Proverbs 18:22

Proverbs 18:22. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing— He who findeth a good wife, findeth a good thing. Houbigant, after many of the versions. See chap. Proverbs 19:14. The LXX and Vulgate read at the end of this verse, He that putteth away a good wife putteth away a good thing, but he who retains an adulteress is foolish and wicked. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Proverbs 18:22

22. The old versions supply "good" before the "wife," as the last clause and Proverbs 19:14 imply (compare Proverbs 19:14- :). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Proverbs 18:22

The favor God bestows is His blessing."The wording, especially in the Heb., strikingly resembles that of Proverbs 8:35, and so suggests that after wisdom itself, the best of God’s blessings is a good wife. Proverbs 31:10 makes a similar comparison, putting her price, like wisdom’s (Proverbs 8:11), above rubies." [Note: Kidner, p. 130. Cf. Genesis 2:18.] Not just any wife is a good thing though; only a good wife is (cf. Proverbs 19:13-14). read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Proverbs 18:1-24

1. Lit. ’One who separates himself seeks desire, quarrels with all wisdom.’ This would mean that a solitary recluse follows his own wishes and opposes everything reasonable. But LXX suggests, ’The alienated friend seeks an occasion of quarrel, seeks by all means to stir up strife.’2. He likes to talk about his own notions. 4. The second half of the v. shows that it is a wise man who is in view; his words are ’as deep waters,’ i.e. are inexhaustible; he is ever ready to give helpful answers.8.... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Proverbs 18:22

(22) Whoso findeth a wife . . .—One who deserves the name of wife, as the one described in Proverbs 31:10, sqq. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Proverbs 18:1-24

The Deepest Stage of Calamity Proverbs 18:14 The idea is that a calamity affects us, not according to the weight of the stroke, but according to the state of our thoughts. The spirit of a man is his mental state as distinguished from his outward circumstances. I. The proverb says that an outward misfortune influences the life, not in proportion to its actual severity, but in proportion to the resources of the mind. I am profoundly convinced that this is true. Two men take a fever at the same... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 18:1-24

CHAPTER 19THE EVIL OF ISOLATION"He that separates himself follows after his own desire, but against all sound wisdom he shows his teeth."- Proverbs 18:1FROM the value of friendship there is a natural and easy transition to the evil of isolation. We must try to fathom the profound meaning which is hidden under this simple but striking proverb. To begin with, what are we to understand by "one that separates himself"? This same word occurs in 2 Samuel 1:23 concerning Saul and Jonathan, that "in... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Proverbs 18:1-24

CHAPTER 18 Proverbs of Personal Instruction There is first a warning against separation produced by desire, that is for gratification and pleasure, and not for a righteous purpose. Such a one becomes an enemy of true wisdom and one who intermeddleth with all wisdom. This proverb finds a New Testament illustration in Alexander the coppersmith, as well as Hymenaeus and Philetus, and Diotrephes of whom John writes in his epistle. A fool foams out his own folly. This proverb in Proverbs 18:2 is... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Proverbs 18:22

18:22 [Whoever] findeth a {p} wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour from the LORD.(p) He who is joined with a virtuous woman in marriage is blessed by the Lord, as in Proverbs 19:14. read more

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