Proverbs 3:22
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English Standard Version
and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.

King James Bible
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

American Standard Version
So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.

English Revised Version
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

Webster's Bible Translation
So shall they be life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

That wisdom is of such incomparable value is here confirmed:

16 Length of days is in her right hand;

     In her left, riches and honour.

17 Her ways are pleasant ways,

     And all her paths are peace.

18 A tree of life is she to those that lay hold upon her,

     And he who always holdeth her fast is blessed.

As in the right hand of Jahve, according to Psalm 16:11, are pleasures for evermore, so Wisdom holds in her right hand "length of days," viz., of the days of life, thus life, the blessing of blessings; in her left, riches and honour (Proverbs 8:18), the two good things which, it is true, do not condition life, but, received from Wisdom, and thus wisely, elevate the happiness of life-in the right hand is the chief good, in the left the προσθήκη, Matthew 6:33. Didymus: Per sapientiae dextram divinarum rerum cognitio, ex qua immortalitatis vita oritur, significatur; per sinistram autem rerum humanarum notitia, ex qua gloria opumque abundantia nascitur. The lxx, as between 15a and 15b, so also here after Proverbs 3:16, interpolate two lines: "From her mouth proceedeth righteousness; justice and mercy she bears upon her tongue," - perhaps translated from the Hebr., but certainly added by a reader.

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Proverbs 4:22 For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Isaiah 38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so will you recover me, and make me to live.

John 12:49,50 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak...


Proverbs 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:47
For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess."

Proverbs 1:9
for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 4:13
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 4:22
For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,

Proverbs 16:22
Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

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