New International Version
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
King James Bible
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Darby Bible Translation
so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace unto thy neck.
World English Bible
so they will be life to your soul, and grace for your neck.
Young's Literal Translation
And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Proverbs 3:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let not them depart from thine eyes - Never forget that God, who is the author of nature, directs and governs it in all things; for it is no self-determining agent.
Keep sound wisdom and discretion - תושיה ומזמה tushiyah umezimmah. We have met with both these words before. Tushiyah is the essence or substance of a thing; mezimmah is the resolution or purpose formed in reference to something good or excellent. To acknowledge God as the author of all good, is the tushiyah, the essence, of a godly man's creed; to resolve to act according to the directions of his wisdom, is the mezimmah, the religious purpose, that will bring good to ourselves and glory to God. These bring life to the soul, and are ornamental to the man who acts in this way, Proverbs 3:22.
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The Tenth Commandment
They are not just idle words for you--they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
for they are life to those who find them and health to one's whole body.
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
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