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Proverbs 8:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How happy the man that doth hearken to me,—keeping guard at my doors, day by day, watching at the posts of my gates;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Blessed [is] the man that heareth me: watching daily at my gates, waiting at the postes of my doores.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my entrances.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Blessed 835
{0835} Prime
אֶשֶׁר
'esher
{eh'-sher}
From H0833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!.
[is] the man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
that heareth 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
me, watching 8245
{8245} Prime
שָׁקַד
shaqad
{shaw-kad'}
A primitive root; to be alert, that is, sleepless; hence to be on the lookout (whether for good or ill).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
daily 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).
at x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
my gates, 1817
{1817} Prime
דֶּלֶת
deleth
{deh'-leth}
From H1802; something swinging, that is, the valve of a door.
waiting 8104
{8104} Prime
שָׁמַר
shamar
{shaw-mar'}
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
at the posts 4201
{4201} Prime
מְזוּזָה
m@zuwzah
{mez-oo-zaw'}
From the same as H2123; a door post (as prominent).
of my doors. 6607
{6607} Prime
פֶּתַח
pethach
{peh'-thakh}
From H6605; an opening (literally), that is, door (gate) or entrance way.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:32-36.


Proverbs 8:34

_ _ watching ... waiting — literally, “so as to watch”; wait, denoting a most sedulous attention.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:32-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:34

Waiting — As servants or clients, wait at the doors of princes or persons of eminency.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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watching:

Proverbs 1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, [saying],
Proverbs 2:3-4 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding; ... If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Psalms 27:4 One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Psalms 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; ... And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 17:11-12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ... Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. ... But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
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Ps 27:4; 84:10; 92:13. Pv 1:21; 2:3. Mt 7:24. Lk 1:6; 10:39; 11:28. Jn 8:31. Ac 2:42; 17:11. Jm 1:22.

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