New International Version
Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
King James Bible
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Darby Bible Translation
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her.
World English Bible
Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.
Young's Literal Translation
Exalt her, and she doth lift thee up, She honoureth thee, when thou dost embrace her.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She shall bring thee to honor - There is nothing, a strict life of piety and benevolence excepted, that has such a direct tendency to reflect honor upon a man, as the careful cultivation of his mind. One of Bacon's aphorisms was, Knowledge is power; and it is truly astonishing to see what influence true learning has. Nothing is so universally respected, provided the learned man be a consistent moral character, and be not proud and overbearing; which is a disgrace to genuine literature.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMonotony and Crises
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Two Paths
Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
1 Samuel 2:30
"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
Song of Solomon 2:6
His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.
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