Proverbs 3:2

2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

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Proverbs 3:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
ESV
2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
NLT
2 If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying.
MSG
2 They'll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.
CSB
2 for they will bring you many days, a full life, and well-being.

Proverbs 3:2 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 3:2

For length of days, and long life
Or, "years of life", or "lives" F6; a long life of usefulness and comfort here, and eternal life hereafter: the law of Moses promised a long life to the observers of it; but the Gospel of Christ brings an immortal life to light and promises to all believers in him that they shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. "Length of days for ever and ever" was asked by Christ of his Father, ( Psalms 21:4 ) , and given him, and is in his right hand, ( Proverbs 3:16 ) ; it is in his power to give, and he does give it to all his children, people, and followers, ( Psalms 21:4 ) ( John 17:2 ) ; and peace shall they add to thee;
the Gospel is the Gospel of peace, which not only proclaims peace by the blood of Christ; but the doctrines of it, such as justification by the righteousness of Christ, pardon by his blood, and atonement by his sacrifice, are the means of giving and increasing spiritual peace in the hearts of believers; and so are the ordinances of Christ, which in ( Proverbs 3:17 ) ; are called, for that reason, "paths of peace"; see ( Romans 5:1 Romans 5:11 ) ( Psalms 119:165 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (Myyx twnv) "annos vitarum", Montanus.

Proverbs 3:2 In-Context

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 11:21; Proverbs 4:10
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 5:16; S Deuteronomy 30:15,16; S 1 Kings 3:13,14; Pr 9:6,10-11
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