Proverbs 3:8
New International Version
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

New Living Translation
Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

English Standard Version
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Berean Study Bible
This will bring healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.

New American Standard Bible
It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.

King James Bible
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Christian Standard Bible
This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.

Contemporary English Version
This will make you healthy, and you will feel strong.

Good News Translation
If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.

International Standard Version
This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your bones.

NET Bible
This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your inner self.

New Heart English Bible
It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That there may be healing to your flesh and fatness to your bones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Then] your body will be healed, and your bones will have nourishment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.

New American Standard 1977
It will be healing to your body, And refreshment to your bones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It shall be medicine to thy navel and marrow to thy bones.

King James 2000 Bible
It shall be health to your body, and strength to your bones.

American King James Version
It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

American Standard Version
It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then shall there be health to thy body, and good keeping to thy bones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Darby Bible Translation
it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones.

English Revised Version
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Webster's Bible Translation
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

World English Bible
It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.

Young's Literal Translation
Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
Study Bible
Trust in the LORD
7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 8This will bring healing to your body and refreshment to your bones. 9Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your harvest;…
Cross References
Job 21:24
His body is well fed, and his bones rich with marrow.

Proverbs 4:22
For they are life to those who find them, and health to the whole body.

Isaiah 66:14
When you see, you will rejoice, and you will flourish like grass; then the hand of the LORD will be revealed to His servants, but His wrath will be shown to His enemies.

Treasury of Scripture

It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

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Proverbs 4:22
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Psalm 147:3
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

health

Ezekiel 16:4,5
And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all…

Job 21:24
His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.







Lexicon
This will bring
תְּהִ֣י (tə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

healing
רִ֭פְאוּת (rip̄·’ūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7500: A healing

to your body
לְשָׁרֶּ֑ךָ (lə·šār·re·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8270: A string, the umbilical cord

and refreshment
וְ֝שִׁקּ֗וּי (wə·šiq·qui)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8250: A beverage, moisture, refreshment

to your bones.
לְעַצְמוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (lə·‘aṣ·mō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame
(8) Navel.--As being the centre, and so the most important part of the body. (Comp. the epithet applied to Delphi, "navel of the earth.")

Marrow.--Literally, watering: i.e., refreshing. (Comp. Job 21:24.) For the opposite condition, "dryness of the bones, comp. Proverbs 17:22.

Verse 8. - It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. A metaphorical expression, denoting the complete spiritual health which shall follow from fearing the Lord and departing from evil. Health, (riph'uth); properly, healing; LXX., ιἅσις; Vulgate, sanitas; so Syriac and Arabic. The Targum Jonathan has medicina, "medicine," as the margin. The root rapha is properly "to sew together," and the secondary meaning, "to heal," is taken from the healing of a wound by sewing it up. Delitzsch, however, thinks riph'uth is not to be taken as a restoration from sickness, but as a raising up from enfeebled health, or a confirming of the strength which already exists. There shall be a continuance of health. Gesenius translates "refreshment." To thy navel (l'shor'rekha); Vulgate, umbilico tuo; so Targum Jonathan. Shor is "the navel," here used synecdochically for the whole body, just as "head" is put for the whole man (Judges 5:30), "mouth" for the whole person speaking (Proverbs 8:13), and "slow bellies" for depraved gluttons (Titus 1:12) (Gejerus, Umbreit). The idea is expressed in the LXX., Syriac, and Arabic by "to thy body" (τῷ σώματι σου; corpori tuo). The navel is here regarded as the centre of vital strength. For the word, see Song of Solomon 7:2; Ezekiel 16:4. This is the only place in the Proverbs where this word is found. Gesenius, however, takes shor, or l'shor'rekha, as standing col. lectively for the nerves, in which, he says, is the seat of strength, and translates accordingly, "Health (i.e. refreshment) shall it be to thy nerves." Marrow (shik'kuy); literally, watering or moistening, as in the margin; Vulgate, irrigatio. Moistening is imparted to the bones by the marrow, and thus they are strengthened: "His bones are moistened with marrow" (Job 21:24). Where there is an absence of marrow the drying up of the bones ensues, and hence their strength is impaired, and a general debility of the system sets in - they "wax old" (Psalm 32:3). The effect of a broken spirit is thus described: "A broken spirit drieth up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22). The physiological fact here brought forward is borne witness to by Cicero, 'In Tusc.:' "In visceribus atque medullis omne bonum condidisse naturam" (cf. Plato). The meaning of the passage is that, as health to the navel and marrow to the bones stand as representatives of physical strength, so the fear of the Lord, etc., is the spiritual strength of God's children. 3:7-12 There is not a greater enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, than self-conceit of our own wisdom. The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it; and those that do good with what they have, shall have more to do more good with. Should the Lord visit us with trials and sickness, let us not forget that the exhortation speaks to us as to children, for our good. We must not faint under an affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not be driven to despair, or use wrong means for relief. The father corrects the son whom he loves, because he loves him, and desires that he may be wise and good. Afflictions are so far from doing God's children any hurt, that, by the grace of God, they promote their holiness.
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