Proverbs 8:32
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New International Version
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

King James Bible
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways:

World English Bible
"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.

Proverbs 8:32 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now therefore - Since I delight so much in conveying instruction; since I have the happiness of the children of Adam so much at heart, hearken unto me; and this is for your own interest, for blessed are they who keep my ways.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 1:1-4 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 119:1,2 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD...

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Luke 11:28
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

2 Samuel 22:22
For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

Job 28:22
Destruction and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."

Psalm 18:21
For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--

Psalm 128:1
A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.

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