PROVERBS 3:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.”

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Proverbs 3:17 Translation & Meaning

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Her ways דְּרָכֶ֥יהָ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
ways דַרְכֵי A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
of pleasantness, נֹ֑עַם Agreeableness, i.e., delight, suitableness, splendor or grace pleasantness
and all וְֽכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
her paths נְתִ֖יבוֹתֶ֣יהָ A (beaten) track paths
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
peace. שָׁלֽוֹם׃ Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace

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  • 15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

  • 16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

  • 17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

  • 18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

  • 19  The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.




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