Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth from them all.

New American Standard Bible

It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

King James Version

It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

Holman Bible

It is good that you grasp the one and do not let the other slip from your hand. For the one who fears God will end up with both of them.

International Standard Version

It is good for you to grab hold of this and not let go, because whoever fears God will escape all of these extremes.

A Conservative Version

It is good that thou should take hold of this, yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand. For he who fears God shall come forth from them all.

Amplified

It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them.

Bible in Basic English

It is good to take this in your hand and not to keep your hand from that; he who has the fear of God will be free of the two.

Darby Translation

It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God cometh forth from them all.

Julia Smith Translation

Good that thou shalt hold fast upon this; also from this thou shalt not lead away thy hand: for he fearing God shall come forth with all of them.

King James 2000

It is good that you should take hold of this; yea, also from this withhold not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] good to take hold of the one and also must not let go of the other; for whoever fears God will hold both of them secure.

Modern King James verseion

It is good that you should take hold of this; yea, also from this do not withdraw your hand; for he who fears God shall come forth from all of them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is good for thee to take hold of this, and not to let that go out of thy hand. For he that feareth God shall escape them all.

NET Bible

It is best to take hold of one warning without letting go of the other warning; for the one who fears God will follow both warnings.

New Heart English Bible

It is good that you should take hold of this. Yes, also from that do not withdraw your hand; for he who fears God will come forth from them all.

The Emphasized Bible

It is well that thou shouldst lay fast hold of this, but, even from the other, do not withdraw thy hand, - for, he that revereth God, shall come forth out of them all.

Webster

It is good that thou shouldst take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall escape from them all.

World English Bible

It is good that you should take hold of this. Yes, also from that don't withdraw your hand; for he who fears God will come forth from them all.

Youngs Literal Translation

It is good that thou dost lay hold on this, and also, from that withdrawest not thy hand, for whoso is fearing God goeth out with them all.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

זה 
Zeh 
Usage: 1161

ינח 
Yanach 
Usage: 0

not thine hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Law Of Retribution Does Not Always Work'But It Does Sometimes

17 Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? 18 It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth from them all. 19 Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 12:13

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days , yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before him:

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

Luke 11:42

But woe unto you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over justice and the love of God: but these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Psalm 25:12-14

What man is he that feareth Jehovah? Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm 145:19-20

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.

Proverbs 4:25-27

Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God hath done it, that men should fear before him.

Jeremiah 32:40

and I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from following them, to do them good; and I will put my fear in their hearts, that they may not depart from me.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings; and ye shall go forth, and gambol as calves of the stall.

Luke 1:50

And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.

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