NIV: Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
NAS: He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
KJV: He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
GWT: Whoever eagerly seeks good searches for good will, but whoever looks for evil finds it.
ASV: He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor; But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him.
BBE: He who, with all his heart, goes after what is good is searching for grace; but he who is looking for trouble will get it.
DBY: He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
DRB: Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things shall be oppressed by them.
WBS: He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him.
WEB: He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.
YLT: Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.
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