Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.

New American Standard Bible

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,
and those who hold on to her are happy.

A Conservative Version

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her. And happy is everyone who retains her.

American Standard Version

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

Amplified

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast.

Bible in Basic English

She is a tree of life to all who take her in their hands, and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Darby Translation

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains her.

Julia Smith Translation

She is a tree of life to all holding upon her: and happy he holding her fast

King James 2000

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retains her.

Lexham Expanded Bible

She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy.

Modern King James verseion

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her; and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and blessed are they that keep her fast.

NET Bible

She is like a tree of life to those who obtain her, and everyone who grasps hold of her will be blessed.

New Heart English Bible

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her, and those who hold on to her are blessed

The Emphasized Bible

A tree of life, is she, to them who secure her, - and, they who hold her fast, are every one to be pronounced happy.

Webster

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

World English Bible

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Youngs Literal Translation

A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
She is a tree
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

upon her and happy
אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

תּמך 
Tamak 
Usage: 21

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Happy Is The One Who Finds Wisdom

17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peaceful. 18 She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.



Cross References

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who wins people is wise.

Proverbs 13:12

Delayed hope makes the heart ill, but fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

Genesis 3:22

Later, the LORD God said, "Look! The man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so he won't reach out, also take from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever "

Revelation 2:7

"Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give the privilege of eating from the tree of life that is in God's paradise.'"

Revelation 22:2

Between the city street and the river, the tree of life was visible from each side. It produced twelve kinds of fruit, each month having its own fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.

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