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Proverbs 3:2

    Proverbs 3:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they will give you increase of days, years of life, and peace.

    Webster's Revision

    For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.

    World English Bible

    for length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For length of days, and years of life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:2

    For length of days - Three eminent blessings are promised here:

    1. ארך ימים orech yamim, long days;

    2. שנות חיים shenoth chaiyim, years of lives;

    3. שלום shalom, prosperity; i.e. health, long life, and abundance.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:2

    Three words carry on the chain of blessings:

    (1) "Length of days" (see the Psalm 91:16 note);

    (2) "Years of life," i. e., of a life worth living (compare Psalm 30:5; Psalm 42:8);

    (3) "Peace," tranquility inward and outward, the serenity of life continuing through old age until death. Compare 1 Timothy 4:8.