Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Take firm hold of instruction. Do not let her go. Keep her, for she is thy life.

New American Standard Bible

Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.

King James Version

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Holman Bible

Hold on to instruction; don’t let go.
Guard it, for it is your life.

International Standard Version

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!

American Standard Version

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: Keep her; for she is thy life.

Amplified

Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Bible in Basic English

Take learning in your hands, do not let her go: keep her, for she is your life.

Darby Translation

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Take fast hold of chastening; do not let go; keep this; for it is thy life.

Julia Smith Translation

Lay hold upon instruction, thou shalt not let go: guard her for she is thy life.

King James 2000

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Modern King James verseion

Take fast hold of instruction; do not let go; keep her; for she is your life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take fast hold of doctrine, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

NET Bible

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; protect it, because it is your life.

New Heart English Bible

Take firm hold of instruction. Do not let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

The Emphasized Bible

Take fast hold of correction, let her not go, - keep her, for, she, is thy life.

Webster

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

World English Bible

Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she is thy life.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
let her not go
רפה 
Raphah 
Usage: 46

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Right Path

12 When thou go, thy steps shall not be restricted. And if thou run, thou shall not stumble. 13 Take firm hold of instruction. Do not let her go. Keep her, for she is thy life. 14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and walk not in the way of evil men.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

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

Proverbs 3:22

so they shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

Genesis 32:26

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let thee go unless thou bless me.

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is no vain thing for you, because it is your life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land where ye go over the Jordan to possess it.

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is no vain thing for you, because it is your life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land where ye go over the Jordan to possess it.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense. But the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Song of Songs 3:4

It was but a little that I passed from them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Luke 24:27-29

And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things about himself.

John 4:39-42

And many of the Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all, as many things as I did.

John 6:68

Simon Peter therefore answered him, Lord, to whom will we go? Thou have sayings of eternal life.

Acts 2:42

And they were continuing steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

Acts 11:23

who, having arrived, and having seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he encouraged all, with purpose of heart, to remain in the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

but examine all things. Hold firm the good.

Hebrews 2:1

Because of this we ought to give more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest we might slip away.

Revelation 2:13

I know thy works, and where thou dwell, where Satan's throne is. And thou hold firm my name, and did not deny my faith in the days in which Antipas was my faithful witness, who was killed among you where Satan dwells.

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. And they loved not their life to the point of death.

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