Proverbs 3:16
New International Version
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

New Living Translation
She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left.

English Standard Version
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

Berean Study Bible
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

New American Standard Bible
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

King James Bible
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Christian Standard Bible
Long life is in her right hand; in her left, riches and honor.

Contemporary English Version
In her right hand Wisdom holds a long life, and in her left hand are wealth and honor.

Good News Translation
Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Long life is in her right hand; in her left, riches and honor.

International Standard Version
Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor.

NET Bible
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

New Heart English Bible
Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The length of days is in her right hand; wealth and honor in her left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Long life is in [wisdom's] right hand. In [wisdom's] left hand are riches and honor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honour.

New American Standard 1977
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Length of days is in her right hand and in her left hand riches and honour.

King James 2000 Bible
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

American King James Version
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

American Standard Version
Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For length of existence and years of life are in her right hand; and in her left hand are wealth and glory: out of her mouth proceeds righteousness, and she carries law and mercy upon her tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.

Darby Bible Translation
Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour.

English Revised Version
Length of days is in her right had; in her left hand are riches and honour.

Webster's Bible Translation
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

World English Bible
Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.

Young's Literal Translation
Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour.
Study Bible
The Blessings of Wisdom
15She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire compares with her. 16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:13
Moreover, I will give you what you did not request--both riches and honor--so that during all your days no man in any kingdom will be your equal.

Psalm 112:3
Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Proverbs 8:18
With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 22:4
The rewards of humility and the fear of the LORD are wealth and honor and life.

Treasury of Scripture

Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

length

Proverbs 3:2
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 4:10
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Psalm 21:4
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

and

Proverbs 4:6-9
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee…

Proverbs 8:18-21
Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness…

1 Kings 3:13
And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.







Lexicon
Long
אֹ֣רֶךְ (’ō·reḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

life
יָ֭מִים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

is in her right hand;
בִּֽימִינָ֑הּ (bî·mî·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

in her left hand
בִּ֝שְׂמֹאולָ֗הּ (biś·mō·w·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

[are] riches
עֹ֣שֶׁר (‘ō·šer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6239: Wealth

and honor.
וְכָבֽוֹד׃ (wə·ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness
Verse 16. - The remaining three verses (16-18) state in what respects Wisdom is incomparable in value. Length of days; orek yamim, as in ver. 2. Wisdom is here represented as holding in her right hand that which is previously promised to obedience. Length of days is the blessing of blessings, the condition of all prosperity and enjoyment, and hence is placed in the right hand, the chief place, for among the Hebrews and other Oriental nations, as also among the Greeks the right hand was regarded as the position of highest honour (Psalm 110:1; 1 Kings 2:19; 1 Macc. 10:63; Matthew 22:24); cf. Psalm 16:11. in which the psalmist says of Jehovah, "In thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore." The two hands, the right and the left, signify the abundance of Wisdom's gifts. Riches and honour stand here for prosperity in general. The same expression occurs in Proverbs 8:8, where riches are explained as "durable riches." A spiritual interpretation can, of course, be given to this passage - length of days being understood of eternal life; riches, of heavenly riches; and honour, not "the honour that cometh of men," but honour conferred by God (1 Samuel 5:44; John 12:26); see Wardlaw, in loc. The thought of the verse is, of course, that Wisdom not only holds these blessings in her hands, but also confers them on those who seek her. The LXX. adds, "Out of her month proceedeth righteousness; justice and mercy she beareth upon her tongue;" possibly suggested by Proverbs 8:3. The words of the teacher remind us of the saying of Menander, Ὁ διαφέρων λογισμῷ πάντ ἔχει, "He who excels in prudence possesses all things." 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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