Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not 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!

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified


Take hold of instruction; [actively seek it, grip it firmly and] 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.

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 goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not 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 them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 3:22

So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck.

Genesis 32:26

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except 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, whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea , wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.

Song of Songs 3:4

It was but a little that I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: 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 that conceived me.

Luke 24:27-29

And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

John 4:39-42

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

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

Acts 2:42

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 11:23

who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord:

1 Thessalonians 5:21

prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .

Revelation 2:13

I know where thou dwellest, even where Satan's throne is; and thou holdest fast my name, and didst not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.

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