Proverbs 24:3

Saying 21

3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:3 in Other Translations

3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
3 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
3 A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
3 It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;
3 A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding;

Proverbs 24:3 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom is a house builded
A family is built up, furnished and supplied with the necessaries and conveniences of life, and brought into flourishing and prosperous circumstances, by wise and prudent management, by diligence and industry, through the blessing of God upon them, without taking such methods as evil men do. The house of God, the church of the living God, is built by Wisdom, that is, by Christ; on a good foundation, a rock, upon himself, against which the gates of hell can never prevail; see ( Proverbs 9:1 ) . Every good man's house, himself, his soul, and the eternal salvation of it, are built on the same; and he is a wise man that builds his house through wisdom; that builds on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the one and only foundation which God has laid, which is Jesus Christ; and by understanding it is established;
the prosperity of a man's family is continued and secured by his prudent conduct. The church of God is established by Christ, who is understanding as well as wisdom; see ( Proverbs 8:14 ) ( Psalms 87:5 ) ; and every true believer is established in Christ, and in the faith of him; and that as he has more and more an understanding of him and of divine things.

Proverbs 24:3 In-Context

1 Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;
2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.
3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
5 The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 14:1
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