Proverbs 13:19
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English Standard Version
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

King James Bible
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

American Standard Version
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.

English Revised Version
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 Whoever despiseth the word is in bonds to it,

     And he that feareth the commandment is rewarded.

The word is thought of as ordering, and thus in the sense of the commandment, e.g., 1 Samuel 17:19; Daniel 9:23, Daniel 9:25. That which is here said is always true where the will of a man has subordinated itself to the authoritative will of a superior, but principally the proverb has in view the word of God, the מצוה κατ ̓ ἐξ. as the expression of the divine will, which (Proverbs 6:3) appears as the secondary, with the תורה, the general record of the divine will. Regarding בּוּז ל of contemptuous, despiteful opposition, vid., at Proverbs 6:30, cf. Proverbs 11:12. Jol records the prevailing tradition, for he translates: "Whoever despises advice rushes into destruction; whoever holds the commandment in honour is perfect." But that ישׁלּם is to be understood neither of perfection nor of peace (lxx and Jerome), but means compensabitur (here not in the sense of punishment, but of reward), we know from Proverbs 11:31. The translation also of יחבל לו by "he rushes into destruction" (lxx καταφθαρήσεται, which the Syr.-Hexap. repeats; Luther, "he destroys himself;" the Venet. οἰχησεταί οἱ, periet sibi) fails, for one does not see what should have determined the poet to choose just this word, and, instead of the ambiguous dat. ethicus, not rather to say יחבּל נפשׁו. So also this יחבל is not with Gesenius to be connected with חבל equals Arab. khabl, corrumpere, but with חבל equals Arab. ḥabl, ligare, obligare. Whoever places himself contemptuously against a word which binds him to obedience will nevertheless not be free from that word, but is under pledge until he redeem the pledge by the performance of the obedience refused, or till that higher will enforce payment of the debt withheld by visiting with punishment. Jerome came near the right interpretation: ipse se in futurum obligat; Abulwald refers to Exodus 22:25; and Parchon, Rashi, and others paraphrase: משׁכּן יתמשׁכּן עליו, he is confiscated as by mortgage. Schultens has, with the correct reference of the לו not to the contemner, but to the word, well established and illustrated this explanation: he is pledged by the word, Arab. marhwan (rahyn), viz., pigneratus paenae (Livius, xxix. 36). Ewald translates correctly: he is pledged to it; and Hitzig gives the right explanation: "A חבלה [a pledge, cf. Proverbs 20:16] is handed over to the offended law with the חבוּלה [the bad conduct] by the despiser himself, which lapses when he has exhausted the forbearance, so that the punishment is inflicted." The lxx has another proverb following Proverbs 13:13 regarding υἱὸς δόλιος and οἰκέτης σοφός; the Syr. has adopted it; Jerome has here the proverb of the animae dolosae (vid., at Proverbs 13:9).

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the desire

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which has given one to sit on my throne this day...

Psalm 21:1,2 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!...

Songs 3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go...

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...

it is

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

depart

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.

Proverbs 13:20
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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