New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Proverbs 14:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the marginal reference and Proverbs 10:11 note.
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Godly Fear and Its Goodly Consequence
How the Kindly-Disposed and the Envious are to be Admonished.
A Believer's Privilege at Death
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.
In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
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