Proverbs 3:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

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

English Standard Version
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

Berean Study Bible
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who lay hold of her are blessed.

New American Standard Bible
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are those who hold on to her.

NASB 1995
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

NASB 1977
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Amplified Bible
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is everyone who holds her tightly.

Christian Standard Bible
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is a life-giving tree, the source of happiness for all who hold on to her.

Good News Translation
Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Wisdom] is a tree of life for those who take firm hold of it. Those who cling to it are blessed.

International Standard Version
She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.

NET Bible
She is like a tree of life to those who obtain her, and everyone who grasps hold of her will be blessed.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

New King James Version
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her.

King James 2000 Bible
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

New Heart English Bible
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her, and those who hold on to her are blessed

World English Bible
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

American King James Version
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is every one that retains her.

American Standard Version
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

A Faithful Version
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her; and happy is everyone who holds her fast.

Darby Bible Translation
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.

English Revised Version
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Webster's Bible Translation
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
She is a tree of life to them that lay holde on her, and blessed is he that retaineth her.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
She is a tree of lyfe to them that lay holde vpon her: and blessed is he that kepeth her fast.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
She is a tre of life to them that laye holde vpon her, and blessed are they that kepe her fast.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
She [is] a tree of life to those laying hold on her, "" And whoever is retaining her [is] blessed.

Young's Literal Translation
A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.

Smith's Literal Translation
She is a tree of life to all holding upon her: and happy he holding her fast.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and he that shall retain her is blessed.

Catholic Public Domain Version
She is a tree of life to those who overtake her, and he who shall take hold of her is blessed.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
She is a tree of life to those who hold her fast and blessed are those who look for her.

Lamsa Bible
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; and blessed are those who wait for her.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, And happy is every one that holdest her fast.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She is a tree of life to all that lay hold upon her; and she is a secure help to all that stay themselves on her, as on the Lord.








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