Proverbs 8:34
New International Version
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

New Living Translation
Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!

English Standard Version
Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my doorway.

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.

King James Bible
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who listens to me is happy, watching at my doors every day, waiting by the posts of my doorway.

Contemporary English Version
Come to my home each day and listen to me. You will find happiness.

Good News Translation
Those who listen to me will be happy--those who stay at my door every day, waiting at the entrance to my home.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who listens to me is happy, watching at my doors every day, waiting by the posts of my doorway.

International Standard Version
Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways—

NET Bible
Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching at my doors day by day, waiting beside my doorway.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the man who will listen to me and will keep watch upon my gates all day and guards the posts of my gates.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the person who listens to me, watches at my door day after day, and waits by my doorposts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the man that hearkeneth to me, Watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed is the man that hears me, keeping vigil at my gates, waiting at the threshold of my doors.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

American King James Version
Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

American Standard Version
Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my entrances.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

English Revised Version
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

World English Bible
Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
33Listen to instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. 34Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my doorway. 35For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD;…
Cross References
Exodus 12:7
They are to take some of the blood and put it on the two sideposts and tops of the doorframes of the houses in which they eat the lambs.

1 Kings 10:8
How blessed are your men! How blessed are these servants of yours who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding,

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who lay hold of her are blessed.

Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

watching

Proverbs 1:21
She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

Proverbs 2:3,4
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; …

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.







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

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

who listens
שֹׁמֵ֪עַֽ֫ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to me,
לִ֥י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

watching
לִשְׁקֹ֣ד (liš·qōḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8245: To be alert, sleepless, to be on the lookout

daily
י֤וֹם ׀ (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

at
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my doors,
דַּ֭לְתֹתַי (dal·ṯō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

waiting
לִ֝שְׁמֹ֗ר (liš·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

at the posts
מְזוּזֹ֥ת (mə·zū·zōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4201: A doorpost, gatepost

of my doorway.
פְּתָחָֽי׃ (pə·ṯā·ḥāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way
(34) Watching daily at my gates.--A figure taken from an ardent scholar waiting till the doors of the school are opened, and he can begin his studies. Or it represents a courtier expecting the appearance of his sovereign, or a lover that of his mistress. (Comp. Wisdom Of Solomon 8:2.)

Verse 34. - Watching daily at my gates. The idea suggested has been variously taken; e.g. as that of eager students waiting at the school door for their teacher's appearance; clients besieging a great man's portals; Levites guarding the doors of the temple; a lover at his mistress's gate. This last notion is supported by Wisd. 8:2, "I loved her, and sought her out from my youth; I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty." Waiting at the posts of my doors; keeping close to the entrance, so as to be quite sure of not missing her whom he longs to see. 8:32-36 Surely we should hearken to Christ's voice with the readiness of children. Let us all be wise, and not refuse such mercy. Blessed are those who hear the Saviour's voice, and wait on him with daily reading, meditation, and prayer. The children of the world find time for vain amusements, without neglecting what they deem the one thing needful. Does it not show contempt of Wisdom's instructions, when people professing godliness, seek excuses for neglecting the means of grace? Christ is Wisdom, and he is Life to all believers; nor can we obtain God's favour, unless we find Christ, and are found in him. Those who offend Christ deceive themselves; sin is a wrong to the soul. Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges.
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