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Proverbs 3:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honor.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Length of days, is in her right hand, in her left, are riches and honour;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Length of days [is] in her right hand, In her left [are] wealth and honour.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Length of dayes [is] in her right hand: and in her left hand, riches and honour.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— 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.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Length 753
{0753} Prime
From H0748; length.
of days 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
[is] in her right hand; 3225
{3225} Prime
From H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south.
[and] in her left hand 8040
{8040} Prime
A primitive word (rather perhaps from the same as H8071 (by insertion of א) through the idea of wrapping up); properly dark (as enveloped), that is, the north; hence (by orientation) the left hand.
riches 6239
{6239} Prime
From H6238; wealth.
and honour. 3519
{3519} Prime
From H3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:16-17

_ _ Wisdom personified as bringing the best blessings (compare Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 4:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:13-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:16

Length of days [is] in her right hand; (h) [and] in her left hand riches and honour.

(h) Meaning, that he seeks wisdom, that is, suffers himself to be governed by the Word of God, will have all prosperity both corporal and spiritual.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Psalms 21:4 He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever.
Psalms 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.


Proverbs 4:6-9 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. ... She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Proverbs 8:18-21 Riches and honour [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness. ... That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
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.
Mark 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; ... And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.
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1K 3:13. Ps 21:4; 71:9. Pv 3:2; 4:6, 10; 8:18. Mk 10:30. 1Co 3:21. 2Co 6:10. 1Ti 4:8.

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