Proverbs 8:21
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New International Version
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.

King James Bible
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

Darby Bible Translation
that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasuries.

World English Bible
That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.

Young's Literal Translation
To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I lead in the way of righteousness - Nothing but the teaching that comes from God by his word and Spirit can do this.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to inherit

Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honor are with me; yes, durable riches and righteousness.

Proverbs 1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Genesis 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods...

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,


Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

Ephesians 3:19,20 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God...

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Proverbs 8:20
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Proverbs 15:6
The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

Proverbs 21:20
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Proverbs 24:4
through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

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