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Proverbs 11:27 | Diligently Seek Good

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Week 10: Proverbs 11:27

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Scripture Memory

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. Proverbs 11:27

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. Proverbs 11:27

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. Proverbs 11:27

Diligently Seeketh | שָׁחַר

šāḥar

Pronunciation: shaw-khar'

Definition:

  • To seek early or earnestly
  • To look early or diligently for

Translations:

  • Seek early 4x
  • Seek 2x
  • Diligently seek 2x

Procureth | בָּקַשׁ

bāqaš

Pronunciation: baw-kash'

Definition:

  • To seek to find
  • To seek to secure
  • To desire, demand
  • To require, exact

Translations:

  • Seek 189x
  • Require 14x
  • Request 4x
  • Procureth 1x

Favour | רָצוֹן

rāṣôn

Pronunciation: raw-tsone'

Definition:

  • Goodwill, favour
  • Acceptance
  • Desire, pleasure

Translations:

  • Favour 15x
  • Will 13x
  • Acceptable 8x
  • Delight 5x
  • Pleasure 5x

Seeketh | דָּרַשׁ

dāraš

Pronunciation: daw-rash'

Definition:

  • To consult, enquire of, seek
  • To seek deity in prayer and worship
  • To investigate, enquire
  • To practice, study, follow, seek with application

Translations:

  • Seek 84x
  • Enquire 43x
  • Require 12x
  • Search 7x

Mischief | רַע

raʿ

Pronunciation: rah

Definition:

  • Evil
  • Misery
  • Distress
  • wrong

Translations:

  • evil 442x
  • wickedness 59x
  • mischief 21x
  • trouble 10x

Paraphrase

He that [seeks earnestly] good [requires, demands] [acceptance, pleasure]: but he that [practices] [distress, wrong], it shall come unto him. Proverbs 11:27 

Bible Cross References

Psalm 9:15-16

The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Psalm 7:15-16

He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

Reflections

About God

The Lord knows and cares about what we are seeking…and can give it to us. He is pleased when we are searching for the right things.

About Self

What I am searching for is what I will find – if I’m looking for the bad, I will find bad. If I am looking for the right things, the Lord will lead me to them.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • What good things am I seeking for? This can be in my work life as well as my personal life – what good things am I seeking and searching for that the Lord can use in my life?
  • What do I need to stop seeking for before the Lord gives it to me?

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