Proverbs 28:14
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English Standard Version
Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

King James Bible
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

American Standard Version
Happy is the man that feareth alway; But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind, shall fall into evil.

English Revised Version
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 28:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This verse continues a series of proverbs (commencing in Proverbs 28:7) beginning with a participle:

He who increaseth his wealth by interest and usury,

Gathereth it for one who is benevolent toward the lowly.

Wealth increased by covetous plundering of a neighbour does not remain with him who has scraped it together in so relentless a manner, and without considering his own advantage; but it goes finally into the possession of one who is merciful towards the poor, and thus it is bestowed in a manner that is pleasing to God (cf. Proverbs 13:22; Job 22:16.). The Kerı̂, which drops the second ב, appears to wish to mitigate the sharpness of the distinction of the second idea supposed in its repetition. But Leviticus 25:35-37, where an Israelite is forbidden to take usury and interest from his brother, the two are distinguished; and Fleischer rightly remarks that there נשׁך means usury or interest taken in money, and תרבית usury or interest taken in kind; i.e., of that which one has received in loan, such as grain, or oil, etc., he gives back more than he has received. In other words: נשׁך is the name of the interest for the capital that is lent, and מרבּית, or, as it is here called תרבית, the more, the addition thereto, the increase (Luther: ubersatz). This meaning of gain by means of lending on interest remains in נשׁך; but תרבית, according to the later usus loq., signifies gain by means of commerce, thus business-profit, vid., Baba Meza, v. 1. Instead of יקבּצנּוּ, more recent texts have the Kal

(Note: If, as Hitzig, after J. H. Michaelis, remarks, the word were Ben-Asher's יקבּצנּוּ, then it would be thus rightly punctuated by Clodius and the moderns. Kimchi, in the Wrterbuch under קבץ, adduces this word as Ben-Asher's. But the Masora knows nothing of it. It marks יקבּצנּוּ, Jeremiah 31:10, with לית as unicum, and thus supposes for the passages before us יקבּצנּוּ, which certainly is found in MSS, and is also marked on the margin with לית as unicum.)

יקבּצנּוּ. לחונן also is, as Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 19:17, part. Kal, not inf. Poel: ad largiendum pauperibus (Merc., Ewald, Bertheau), for there the person of him who presents the gift is undefined; but just this, that it is another and better-disposed, for whom, without having it in view, the collector gathers his stores, is the very point of the thought.

Proverbs 28:14 Parallel Commentaries

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happy

Proverbs 23:17 Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good...

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work...

but

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Exodus 7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he listen to them...

Exodus 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the middle of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering...

Cross References
Romans 2:5
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Psalm 95:8
do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,

Proverbs 23:17
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.

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