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Proverbs 4:13

    Proverbs 4:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 4:13

    Fast - Abstaining from food.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 4:13

    Take fast hold - החזק hachazek, seize it strongly, and keep the hold; and do this as for life. Learn all thou canst, retain what thou hast learnt, and keep the reason continually in view - it is for thy life.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 4:13

    She is thy life - Another parallel between personified Wisdom in this book and the Incarnate Wisdom in John 1:4.