Proverbs 3:18
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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.

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

King James Bible
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

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

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She is a tree of life to those who hold her fast and blessed are those who look for her.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains 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.

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.

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

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.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
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. 19The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Genesis 2:9
Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Proverbs 4:13
Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 8:34
"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

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

Proverbs 15:4
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Ecclesiastes 7:12
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is …

Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to …

Revelation 22:2 In the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river, …

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