New American Standard Bible
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
King James Bible
Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
Darby Bible Translation
Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
World English Bible
Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Young's Literal Translation
Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous is hard.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hard - The primary meaning of the original word is permanence (compare Deuteronomy 21:4; Micah 6:2). This may be applied as here to the hard dry rock, to running streams, or to stagnant pools. In either case, the idea is that of the barren dry soil, or the impassable marsh, in contrast with the fountain of life, carrying joy and refreshment with it.
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
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