(literally or figuratively).
of the righteous
] a tree
; a tree
(from its firmness
); hence wood
; hence raw
(plant, water, year), strong
; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life
(or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
and he that winneth
A primitive root; to take
(in the widest variety of applications).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
; properly a breathing
creature, that is, animal
or (abstractly) vitality
; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
_ _ This shows what great blessings good men are, especially those that are eminently wise, to the places where they live, and therefore how much to be valued. 1. The righteous are as trees of life; the fruits of their piety and charity, their instructions, reproofs, examples, and prayers, their interest in heaven, and their influence upon earth, are like the fruits of that tree, precious and useful, contributing to the support and nourishment of the spiritual life in many; they are the ornaments of paradise, God's church on earth, for whose sake it stands. 2. The wise are something more; they are as trees of knowledge, not forbidden, but commanded knowledge. He that is wise, by communicating his wisdom, wins souls, wins upon them to bring them in love with God and holiness, and so wins them over into the interests of God's kingdom among men. The wise are said to turn many to righteousness, and that is the same with winning souls here, Daniel 12:3. Abraham's proselytes are called the souls that he had gotten, Genesis 12:5. Those that would win souls have need of wisdom to know how to deal with them; and those that do win souls show that they are wise.
The fruit His discourses and his whole conversation, is like the fruit of the tree of life. Winneth That gains souls to God.
The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that (s) winneth souls [is] wise.
(s) That is, brings them to the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 3:18 She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
John 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. ... And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
- Heb. taketh,
Luke 5:9-10 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: ... And so [was] also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
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