New International Version
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
King James Bible
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee; love her, and she shall preserve thee.
World English Bible
Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.
Young's Literal Translation
Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Forsake her not - Wisdom personified is here represented as a guardian and companion, who, if not forsaken, will continue faithful; if loved, will continue a protector.
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'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is …
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The Two Paths
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
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