Proverbs 9:11
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New International Version
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

New Living Translation
Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.

English Standard Version
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.

New American Standard Bible
For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

King James Bible
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For by Wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

International Standard Version
For because of me you will live a long life, and years will be added to your life.

NET Bible
For because of me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

New Heart English Bible
For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because by it, your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will live longer because of me, and years will be added to your life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased.

New American Standard 1977
For by me your days will be multiplied,
            And years of life will be added to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

King James 2000 Bible
For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

American King James Version
For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

American Standard Version
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

English Revised Version
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

World English Bible
For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.

Young's Literal Translation
For by me do thy days multiply, And added to thee are years of life.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. 12If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:21
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

Proverbs 3:2
For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3:16
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 9:6
"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding."

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Treasury of Scripture

For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Proverbs 3:2,16 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you…

Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall …

Deuteronomy 6:2 That you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all his statutes and …

(11) For by me thy days shall be multiplied . . .--The connection of this verse with the preceding one is as follows:--It is true wisdom to fear and know God, for thus length of years and life that is worth living are to be gained. (Comp. Proverbs 3:2.)

Verse 11. - The parenthetical explanation being concluded, in which Wisdom has intimated why it is useless to appeal to the scorner and the wilful sinner, she now resumes the direct address interrupted at ver. 7, presenting a forcible reason for the advice given in ver. 6, though there is still some connection with ver. 10, as it is from the wisdom that comes from the fear of the Lord that the blessings now mentioned spring. For by me thy days shall be multiplied (see Proverbs 3:2, 16; Proverbs 4:10, where long life is promised as a reward for the possession and practice of wisdom). The same result is attributed to the fear of God (Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 14:27, etc.). In ver. 6 the address is in the plural; here it is singular. A similar interchange is found in Proverbs 5:7, 8 (where see note). For by me thy days shall be multiplied,.... These are the words of Wisdom, and contain a reason and argument why her call and advice in the preceding verses should be listened unto, since she gives long life to her followers. She is a tree of life unto them, the author and giver of spiritual and eternal life; by means of her bread and her wine spiritual life is maintained, promoted, and preserved; and length of days, for ever and ever, is the gift of her right hand; see Proverbs 3:16. The Targum is,

"for by it thy days shall be multiplied;''

which seems to refer it to the fear of the Lord, the beginning of wisdom, in Proverbs 9:10, to which long life is attributed; see Proverbs 10:27;

and the years of thy life shall be increased; or, "they shall add years of life to thee" (o); wisdom and understanding, the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of the Holy; if not in this world, yet in the world to come, which will be without end.

(o) "et addent tibi annos vitae", Baynus, Cocceius. 11. (Compare Pr 3:16-18; 4:10).9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
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