New American Standard Bible
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
King James Bible
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
World English Bible
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The first beatitude of the Proverbs introduces a new lesson. "Getteth understanding," literally as in the margin, probably in the sense of "drawing forth from God's store, from the experience of life" (as in Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 18:22). The preciousness of wisdom is dwelt on here, not the use to be made of it.
LibraryThe Gifts of Heavenly Wisdom
'My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction: 12. For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16. Length of days is in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Sermon on the Boat Race.
An Appendix to the Beatitudes
How those are to be Admonished with whom Everything Succeeds According to their Wish, and those with whom Nothing Does.
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
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