Proverbs 3:8

“It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It shalbe health to thy nauill, and marrow to thy bones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This will give strength to your flesh, and new life to your bones.
- Basic English Bible

it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones.
- Darby Bible

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
- Webster's Bible

It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.
- World English Bible

Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:8


3:8 Navel - To thy body, which is signified by one part of it. Marrow - Which is the nourishment and strength of the bones.


Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • BSP
    Verse 1~ Jehovah God wants us to make his laws a part of us and sink them deep down into our heart. If we do this our ways and words can be pleasing to God.
  • Peter cairns
    Here is something for you to think and pray about. If you ask the Lord for wisdom He will give it to you God Bless from Joan and Allan
  • A disciple
    "Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience." And I should add; next to our moral convictions we also have to train our minds to be bright and attentive to the things we learn, and as Peter wrote in his Second Epistle that we should always have these things ready in remembrance to be able to do them.
  • Sonja Hall
    God knows what He is doing. He created us. We reap what we sow.
  • A disciple
    "The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools." Wisdom is in the action and the doing of what we know is right, according to the convictions and strivings of the Spirit with our conscience. Foolishness disregards the fear and conviction, and takes the Satanic perverted stand of defiance against a good conscience, and meekness and goodness in the sight of God. The wise are the obedient, whose faith WORKS by love out of a clean heart, without stage-playing. Foolishness makes us criminals, and a grief to all with whom we have to do. Wisdom anticipates having to give account to God but fools believe that their pride and their fool companions will never be brought under subjection. The wise seek and search out the reason for things, and make full use of all that they have from God to be ready for His coming. The foolish take all the outward accoutrements, forms and methods in hopes that their show of agreement and subjection will suffice, and God will give them a pass. The Spirit of Truth and Fire of the Day shall prove what kind each of us are!
  • BSP
    Verses 27 and 28: If we have the means we should not hold back from giving to others.

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