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Proverbs 4:8

    Proverbs 4:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honor, when you do embrace her.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Put her in a high place, and you will be lifted up by her; she will give you honour, when you give her your love.

    Webster's Revision

    Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

    World English Bible

    Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 4:8

    She shall bring thee to honor - There is nothing, a strict life of piety and benevolence excepted, that has such a direct tendency to reflect honor upon a man, as the careful cultivation of his mind. One of Bacon's aphorisms was, Knowledge is power; and it is truly astonishing to see what influence true learning has. Nothing is so universally respected, provided the learned man be a consistent moral character, and be not proud and overbearing; which is a disgrace to genuine literature.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 4:8

    4:8 Exalt - Let her have thine highest esteem and affection.