Proverbs 3:13
New International Version
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,

New Living Translation
Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

English Standard Version
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding,

New American Standard Bible
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.

King James Bible
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding,

Contemporary English Version
God blesses everyone who has wisdom and common sense.

Good News Translation
Happy is anyone who becomes wise--who comes to have understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding,

International Standard Version
How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding,

NET Bible
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the son of man who finds understanding

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who obtains understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that obtaineth understanding.

New American Standard 1977
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed is the man that has found wisdom and who brings to light intelligence,

King James 2000 Bible
Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.

American King James Version
Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.

American Standard Version
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, and the mortal who knows prudence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom and is rich in prudence:

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

English Revised Version
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

World English Bible
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.
Study Bible
The Blessings of Wisdom
13Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding, 14for she is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than fine gold.…
Cross References
Job 28:15
It cannot be purchased for gold, nor its price weighed out in silver.

Proverbs 8:9
They are all plain to the discerning, and upright to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 8:32
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my doorway.

Treasury of Scripture

Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.

is the

Proverbs 4:5-9
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…

Proverbs 8:32-35
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways…

1 Kings 10:1-9,23,24
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions…

getteth

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Proverbs 18:1
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.







Lexicon
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֣י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

[is] the man
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

who finds
מָצָ֣א (mā·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

wisdom,
חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

the man
וְ֝אָדָ֗ם (wə·’ā·ḏām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

who acquires
יָפִ֥יק (yā·p̄îq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6329: To issue, furnish, to secure, to succeed

understanding,
תְּבוּנָֽה׃ (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice
Verses 13-18. - The teacher here enters upon the last part of this discourse. In doing so, he reverts to his main subject, which is Wisdom, or the fear of the Lord (see ver. 7 and Proverbs 1:7), and pronounces a panegyric upon her, comparing her, as in Job 28, with treasures whose value she exceeds, and showing wherein that value consists, viz. in the gifts which she confers on man. Verse 13. - Happy is the man (ash'rey adam); literally, blessings of the man. The plural of "excellence" used here, as in Job 5:17, to raise the sense. The man who has found Wisdom is supremely blessed. Beds connects this blessedness immediately with God's chastisements in the preceding verse. So Delitzsch. That findeth (matsa); properly, hath found. "The perfect expresses permanent possession, just as the imperfect, yaphik, denotes a continually renewed and repeated attaining" (Zockler). The Vulgate also uses the perfect, invenit, "hath found;" LXX., ο{ς εϋρε, "who found" - the aorist. The man that getteth understanding (adam yaphik t'vunah); literally, the man that draweth out understanding, as in the margin. Yaphik is the hiph. future or imperfect of puk, the primary meaning of which is educere, "to draw out," "to bring forth." This verb is used in two widely different senses. In the first place, it is equivalent to "bring forth" or "draw out" in the sense of imparting, as in Isaiah 58:10, "If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry," i.e. impart benefits to them; and Psalm 145:13, "That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store," i.e. yielding, giving out, presenting for our benefit. Its second sense is that of attaining, drawing out from another for one's own use. In this sense it occurs in Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 12:2; Proverbs 18:22, where it is rendered "obtain." The latter sense is the one that suits the present passage, and best agrees with the corresponding matsa. The man is blessed who draws forth, i.e. obtains, understanding from God for himself. The Vulgate renders, qui affluit prudentia, "who overflows with understanding," or, has understanding in abundance; LXX., ο{ς εῖδε, equivalent to "who saw." 3:13-20 No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.
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