Proverbs 3:22

22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.

Proverbs 3:22 in Other Translations

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
22 and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.
22 for they will refresh your soul. They are like jewels on a necklace.
22 They'll keep your soul alive and well, they'll keep you fit and attractive.
22 They will be life for you and adornment for your neck.

Proverbs 3:22 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 3:22

So shall they be life unto thy soul
Give it a better life than it naturally has, though immortal; Christ is both the spiritual and eternal life of the souls of those that look unto him by faith; and his Gospel, and the doctrines of it, are the means of reviving drooping saints, and of quickening them to the discharge of their duty; wherefore both he and they should be kept in continual view, and held fast; and grace to thy neck;
an ornament to that and to the whole man; how ornamental is Christ and his righteousness to a believer! how lovely is the person that is steady in his principles, and regular in his practices! who stands fast in the truths of the Gospel, and whose conversation is as becomes it! see ( Proverbs 1:9 ) ( 3:3 ) .

Proverbs 3:22 In-Context

20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 30:20; Proverbs 4:13
  • 2. S Proverbs 1:8-9