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Proverbs 3:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A tree of life, is she, to them who secure her,—and, they who hold her fast, are every one to be pronounced happy.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A tree of life she [is] to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her [is] happy.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and he that shall retain her is blessed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— She [is] a tree of life, to them that lay hold vpon her: [and] happy [is] euery one that retaineth her.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— She is a tree of life to all that lay hold upon her; and she is [a] secure [help] to all that stay themselves on her, as on the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
She x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] a tree 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
of life 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
to them that lay hold 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
upon her: and happy 833
{0833} Prime
אָשַׁר
'ashar
{aw-shar'}
A primitive root; to be straight (used in the widest sense, especially to be level, right, happy); figuratively to go forward, be honest, prosper.
z8794
<8794> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 194
[is every one] that retaineth 8551
{8551} Prime
תָּמַךְ
tamak
{taw-mak'}
A primitive root; to sustain; by implication to obtain, keep fast; figuratively to help, follow close.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
her.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:18

_ _ Wisdom allegorized as

_ _ a tree of life — (Genesis 2:9; Genesis 3:22) whose fruit preserves life, gives all that makes living a blessing.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:13-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:18

A tree — A pledge of everlasting life. He alludes to the tree of life, and intimates, that this is the only restorer of that life which we have lost by sin.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:18

She [is] a tree (i) of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.

(i) Which brings forth such fruit that they who eat of it have life and he alludes to the tree of life in paradise.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.
Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
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Gn 2:9; 3:22. Pv 11:30; 13:12. Rv 22:2.

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