Proverbs 3:18
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New Living Translation
Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.

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
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:18 A tree - A pledge of everlasting life. He alludes to the tree of life, and intimates, that this is the only restorer of that life which we have lost by sin.

Proverbs 3:18 Parallel Commentaries

Let Then the Saints Hear from Holy Scripture the Precepts of Patience...
11. Let then the Saints hear from holy Scripture the precepts of patience: "My son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand thou in righteousness and fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation: bring thine heart low, and bear up; that in the last end thy life may increase. All that shall come upon thee receive thou, and in pain bear up, and in thy humility have patience. For in the fire gold and silver is proved, but acceptable men in the furnace [2647] of humiliation." [2648] And in another
St. Augustine—On Patience

Christ Teaching Liberality
If we should attempt to mention all the parables which Jesus spoke, and the miracles which he performed, and the many other lessons which he taught, it would make a long list. As we have done before we can only take one or two specimens of these general lessons which Jesus taught. We have one of these in the title to our present chapter, which is--Christ Teaching Liberality. This was a very important lesson for Jesus to teach. One of the sad effects of sin upon our nature is to make it selfish,
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

Of Self-Surrender
Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as our state requires. This conviction will make us resigned in all things; and accept of all that happens, not as from the creature, but as from God Himself. But I conjure you, my dearly beloved, who sincerely wish to give up yourselves to God, that after you have made
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
Revelation 2:7
"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Genesis 2:9
The LORD God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground--trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Proverbs 4:13
Take hold of my instructions; don't let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.

Proverbs 8:34
Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!

Proverbs 11:30
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 15:4
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

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