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Proverbs 3:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for length of days, and years of life, and peace shall they add to thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, length of days and years of life, and blessedness, shall they add to thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For length of dayes, and long life, and peace shall they adde to thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— for length of existence, and years of life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
length 753
{0753} Prime
אֹרֶךְ
'orek
{o'-rek}
From H0748; length.
of days, 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
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).
and long 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
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.
and peace, 7965
{7965} Prime
שָׁלוֹם
shalowm
{shaw-lome'}
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
shall they add 3254
{3254} Prime
יָסַף
yacaph
{yaw-saf'}
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
to thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:2

_ _ length ... life — often promised as blessings (Psalms 21:4; Psalms 91:16).

_ _ peace — includes prosperity (Psalms 125:5).

_ _ add — abound to thee.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:2

For length of (a) days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

(a) Long life is the blessing of God which he gives to his, so far as it is expedient for them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
length:

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
Proverbs 4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
Proverbs 9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to [thy] grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Psalms 34:11-14 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. ... Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalms 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Psalms 128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, [and] peace upon Israel.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. ... That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
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.

long life:
Heb. years of life,
Psalms 21:4 He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever.

and peace:

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Isaiah 57:19-21 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him. ... [There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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Jb 5:26. Ps 21:4; 34:11; 91:16; 119:165; 128:6. Pv 3:16, 17; 4:10; 9:11. Is 32:17; 57:19. Ro 5:1; 14:17; 15:13. Ep 6:1. 1Ti 4:8.

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