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She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her,
and blessed are those who are holding her fast. Bible

“taking hold of her.” The present participle indicates the ongoing process of holding on to Wisdom. In the Old Testament, salvation required maintaining one’s trust in God to the end. Wisdom is a “tree of life,” the tree in the Garden of Eden which gave life, because holding onto her was the way to everlasting life.


Commentary for: Proverbs 3:18