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

  • A disciple
    Susan; When God appeared to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask whatever he desired; Solomon's desire was to be able to shepherd the people of God with wisdom and understanding like his father David did. If you read the opening words of the Proverbs you can see this was his intention, and the Spirit of God's inspiration, to teach wisdom and give practical knowledge for a meaningful godly life.
  • Todd Brawley
    Proverbs is the only book to guide you of how to be and act. And the discipline of what you get for doing as God says
  • BSP
    Verse 27: We don't want to hold back doing good in any way when it is within our power to do so.
  • Lu2677
    Heeding His word is liberating; peace and joy comes with obeying his commands. v.5"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Folks, this is not a suggestion from the Creator, it is a command!
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 3:1-7,11-12. This chapter is similar to the concept of Psalms 91. When we learn his commandments and do them, we are set free. I am awe struck; so, to answer the question about being frustrated with Psalms 91, no I'm not! Amen.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING 3:6 BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART FROM EVIL ******JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --- IF --- YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU

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