13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,

Other Translations of Proverbs 3:13

King James Version

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

English Standard Version

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

The Message

13 You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight.

New King James Version

13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding;

New Living Translation

13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 3:13

Commentary on Proverbs 3:13-20

(Read Proverbs 3:13-20)

No precious jewels or earthly treasures are worthy to be compared with true wisdom, whether the concerns of time or eternity be considered. We must make wisdom our business; we must venture all in it, and be willing to part with all for it. This Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation, sought and obtained by faith and prayer. Were it not for unbelief, remaining sinfulness, and carelessness, we should find all our ways pleasantness, and our paths peace, for his are so; but we too often step aside from them, to our own hurt and grief. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made, and still are in being; happy are those to whom he is made of God wisdom. He has wherewithal to make good all his promises.