Proverbs 3:10

10 Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.

Proverbs 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 3:10

So shall thy barns be filled with plenty
With plenty of corn; so that there will be a sufficient provision of bread for the eater for the ensuing year, and of seed for the sower when the time of sowing returns; so far should they be, it suggests, from being losers by honouring the Lord with their substance, that they should be gainers by it; instead of having less, should have abundantly more; and thy presses shall burst out with new wine;
not that they should really burst F17 for then the wine would be spilled, which would be a loss; but that they should be so full, that they should be ready to burst or run over: and so the Targum, and the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, render it, "and thy presses shall overflow with new wine". As the former clause denotes plenty of eatables, so this of drinkables; and both fulness of all sorts of provisions, promised to the liberal man; and may be an emblem of the large provisions of grace and glory, which the Lord has made for and bestows upon such that honour him.


F17 A like figure see in Virgil. Georgic. l. 1. v. 49. "---ruperunt horrea messes".

Proverbs 3:10 In-Context

8 Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!
9 Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
10 Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.
11 But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline; don't sulk under his loving correction.
12 It's the child he loves that God corrects; a father's delight is behind all this. The Very Tree of Life
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