Proverbs 3:17
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New International Version
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.

New Living Translation
She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.

English Standard Version
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

New American Standard Bible
Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.

King James Bible
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths, peaceful.

International Standard Version
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peaceful.

NET Bible
Her ways are very pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her ways are the ways of sweetness and all her paths are peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Wisdom's] ways are pleasant ways, and all its paths lead to peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

King James 2000 Bible
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

American King James Version
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

American Standard Version
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable.

Darby Bible Translation
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

English Revised Version
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

World English Bible
Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.

Young's Literal Translation
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:13-20 No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Ways of pleasantness (dar'key noam); Vulgate, viae pulchrae; LXX., ὁδοὶ καλαὶ. Wisdom's ways are those in which substantial delight may be found. They are beautiful and lovely to look upon, and afford happiness. All her paths are peace (v'kal-n'thivo-theyah shalom); literally, as in the Authorized Version. "Peace," shalom, is not genitive as "pleasantness." The character of peace is stamped upon her paths, so that in speaking of Wisdom's paths we speak of peace. She brings tranquillity and serenity and blessedness. Her paths are free from strife and alarm, and they lead to peace. (On the distinction between "ways" and "paths" - the more open and the more private walks - see Proverbs 2:15.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Her ways are ways of pleasantness,.... The "ways" and methods which Christ took to bring about the salvation of his people; some in eternity, as engaging as a surety for them, entering into a covenant with his father on their account, taking the care and charge of their persons, grace, and glory; others in time, as the assumption of their nature, obedience to the law, suffering and dying in their room and stead, rising again, ascending to heaven, and interceding for them; calling them by his grace, clothing them with his righteousness, and keeping them by his power unto salvation, and at last introducing them into his kingdom and glory. These are "pleasant", to view the love of Christ in them, the success that attended them, the glory of God brought about hereby, and the salvation of his people; which is exceedingly pleasant, being agreeable to all the perfections of God; suitable to the case of sinners, full and complete in itself, free to them, and of an everlasting duration; it is this which makes Christ so pleasant to souls, and the Gospel also: or else the ways which Christ has prescribed and directed his followers to walk in are here meant; as himself, who is the principal way, and the only way to the Father, and to heaven and happiness; also the ways of faith, holiness, and truth, the ways of Christ's commandments, and all the ordinances of the Gospel and institutions of religion; which are "pleasant", when the presence of God and Christ is enjoyed in them; when the heart is enlarged with the love of God and Christ; when assisted therein by the Spirit of God, having good food and refreshment in them, and good company with them; and which, though attended with much tribulation, end in eternal pleasure;

and all her paths are peace; the "paths" which Christ has trod in to procure the peace of his people; he appeared in the council of peace, and assisted in it; he entered into a covenant of peace with his Father; he assumed the nature of his people, in order to be their peacemaker; he took the chastisement of their peace upon him; he obtained it by the blood of his cross; he sends his ministers to publish it, and his Spirit into the hearts of men to reconcile them to this way of peace and salvation by him; and the result of all this is, that an honourable "peace" is made for sinners, and peace of conscience is enjoyed, which passeth all understanding, flowing from the blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and the whole issues in eternal peace in the world to come. Likewise all those "paths" which Christ instructs his people to walk in; as the paths of faith and obedience, these lead to the enjoyment of "peace" here and hereafter; there is much peace had in a way of believing, and great peace have they which love the law of God, and the commandments of Christ, and obey them; they may meet with much uneasiness at times in their own spirits, by reason of sin, temptation, and desertion; they may bring the malice of the world upon them, and have much trouble from it, and too, too often, disagree among themselves; and yet, after all, they have that peace which others have not while they live; and, when they die, they depart in peace, and enter into eternal peace. Now all this is true, not of unregenerate persons, who desire not the knowledge of Christ, and to whom there is no peace, but of true believers in him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. Her ways—such as she directs us to take.

Proverbs 3:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
16Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. 17Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. 18She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalm 119:165
Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

Proverbs 16:7
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
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Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

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Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul;

Proverbs 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall …

Psalm 19:10,11 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: …

Psalm 63:3-5 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you…

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Psalm 119:14,47,103,174 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches…

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…

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Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his …

Psalm 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves …

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Philippians 4:8,9 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

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