Proverbs 3:16

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Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
– Proverbs 3:16

[W]isdom is personified here as a woman with gifts in both hands. Clearly, wisdom is the better way of life. The gifts of long life, riches, and honor are considered the preeminent blessings of life. In a sense they stand for the best possible earthly life. The left hand is the weaker hand and the gifts of the left hand are the lesser gifts. The right hand is the strong hand and bears the best gift. In terms of earthly life, this is a general statement for we have already seen that the wise do not always live long nor are they always wealthy. In the spiritual sense, all who have wisdom from above have length of days, riches, and honor in terms of eternal life of blessedness with Christ.

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