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Proverbs 3:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Healing, shall it be to thy body, and refreshing, to thy bones.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It shalbe health to thy nauill, and marrow to thy bones.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then shall there be health to thy body, and good keeping to thy bones.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
It shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
health 7500
{7500} Prime
From H7495; a cure.
to thy navel, 8270
{8270} Prime
From H8324; a string (as twisted (compare H8306)), that is, (specifically) the umbilical cord (also figuratively as the centre of strength).
and marrow 8250
{8250} Prime
From H8248; a beverage; moisture, that is, (figuratively) refreshment.
to thy bones. 6106
{6106} Prime
From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:8

_ _ It — This conduct.

_ _ health — (Compare Margin).

_ _ to thy navel — for all the organs of nourishment.

_ _ marrow — (Compare Margin).

_ _ bones — frame of body. True piety promotes bodily health.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:7-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:8

Navel — To thy body, which is signified by one part of it. Marrow — Which is the nourishment and strength of the bones.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:8

It shall be health to thy (e) navel, and marrow to thy bones.

(e) By this part he comprehends the whole body, as by health he means all the benefits promised in the law both corporal and spiritual.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 4:22 For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Jeremiah 30:12-13 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise [is] incurable, [and] thy wound [is] grievous. ... [There is] none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.

Heb. medicine


Ezekiel 16:4-5 And [as for] thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple [thee]; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. ... None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

Heb. watering, or moistening,
Job 21:24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
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