New Living Translation
May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.
King James Bible
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
Darby Bible Translation
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; our daughters as corner-columns, sculptured after the fashion of a palace:
World English Bible
Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
Young's Literal Translation
Because our sons are as plants, Becoming great in their youth, Our daughters as hewn stones, Polished -- the likeness of a palace,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
144:12 That - This mercy I beg not only for my own sake, but for the sake of thy people, that they may enjoy those blessings which thou hast promised them; and particularly, that our sons, who are the strength and hopes of a nation, may be like plants, flourishing and growing in height and strength, as plants do in their youth; for when they grow old, they wither and decay. Cornerstone - Strong and beautiful.
LibraryThe Church Triumphant
More than eighteen centuries have passed since the apostles rested from their labors, but the history of their toils and sacrifices for Christ's sake is still among the most precious treasures of the church. This history, written under the direction of the Holy Spirit, was recorded in order that by it the followers of Christ in every age might be impelled to greater zeal and earnestness in the cause of the Saviour. The commission that Christ gave to the disciples, they fulfilled. As these messengers …
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles
The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
Letter Xl to Thomas, Prior of Beverley
But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table.
Song of Solomon 4:4
Your neck is as beautiful as the tower of David, jeweled with the shields of a thousand heroes.
Song of Solomon 7:4
Your neck is as beautiful as an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the sparkling pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is as fine as the tower of Lebanon overlooking Damascus.
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