Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be happy.
It pays to take life seriously; things work out when you trust in GOD.
He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy.
Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the LORD.
He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
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1 tn Heb “he who is prudent” or “he who deals wisely” (cf. KJV). The proverb seems to be referring to wise business concerns and the reward for the righteous. One who deals wisely in a matter will find good results. R. N. Whybray sees a contrast here: “The shrewd man of business will succeed well, but the happy man is he who trusts the
2 tn Or “he who gives heed to a word,” that is, “who listens to instruction” (cf. NIV, NLT).
3 tn Heb “good” (so KJV, ASV).
4 tn Although traditionally this word is translated “happy” (cf. KJV, ASV, NAB, NRSV, NLT), such a translation can be misleading because the word means far more than that. It describes the heavenly bliss that comes from knowing one is right with God and following God’s precepts. The “blessed” could be at odds with the world (Ps 1:1-3).
5 tn Heb “and the one who trusts in the