Proverbs 19:8
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New International Version
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

King James Bible
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Darby Bible Translation
He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

World English Bible
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Do hate him - They shun him as they do the person they hate. They neither hate him positively, nor love him: they disregard him; they will have nothing to do with him. שנא sana signifies not only to hate, but to show a less degree of love to one than another. So Jacob loved Rachel, but hated Leah - showed her less affection than he did to Rachel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh...


Proverbs 8:35,36 For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD...

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

he that keepeth

Proverbs 2:1-9 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Proverbs 3:18,21 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is every one that retains her...

Proverbs 4:4,6,21 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live...

Proverbs 16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.

Proverbs 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall with be fitted in your lips.

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

John 14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Proverbs 16:20
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.

Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

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