Proverbs 13:15
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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.

Proverbs 13:15 Parallel
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Barnes' 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.

Proverbs 13:15 Parallel Commentaries

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Practical 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.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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