Proverbs 19:8

8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

Proverbs 19:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
ESV
8 Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.
NLT
8 To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.
MSG
8 Grow a wise heart - you'll do yourself a favor; keep a clear head - you'll find a good life.
CSB
8 The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.

Proverbs 19:8 In-Context

6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.
7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury— how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 16:20
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