New International Version
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.
King James Bible
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Darby Bible Translation
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.
World English Bible
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.
Young's Literal Translation
A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.
Proverbs 3:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She is a tree of life - עץ חיים ets chaiyim, "the tree of lives," alluding most manifestly to the tree so called which God in the beginning planted in the garden of Paradise, by eating the fruit of which all the wastes of nature might have been continually repaired, so as to prevent death for ever. This is an opinion which appears probable enough. The blessings which wisdom - true religion - gives to men, preserve them in life, comfort them through life, cause them to triumph in death, and ensure them a glorious immortality.
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LibraryMarch 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
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The Tenth Commandment
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
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