The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 11:27
He that diligently seeketh good…
Or "early"; who rises
early in the morning, as the word F5 signifies, and seeks both to do
good, and to enjoy it all the day; who, in the first place, seeks the
kingdom of God and his righteousness; who, in the morning of his youth,
inquires after the best things; and diligently pursues what is for his
own good and welfare, and that of others, and for the glory of God:
both of God and men: or, "seeketh favour" F6; or
that which is acceptable and well-pleasing unto God;
but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him;
that seeks to do
hurt to others; that which he seeks to do to them shall come upon
himself; see (Psalms 9:15) ; so antichrist, that leads into captivity, shall
go into captivity; and that kills with the sword, shall be killed by
it, (Revelation 13:10) .
F5 (rxv) "qui mane quaerit", Vatablus; "quarens mane", Montanus;
"qui mane vestigat", Schultens; "bene consurgit diluculo", V. L. so
the Targum and Ben Melech.
F6 (Nwur vqby) "quaerit favorem, beneplacitum", Vatablus, Michaelis;
"benevolentiam", Junius & Tremellius, Mercerus, Gejerus.