New International Version
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
King James Bible
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
World English Bible
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.
Proverbs 13:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso despiseth the word - The revelation which God has in his mercy given to man - shall be destroyed; for there is no other way of salvation but that which it points out.
But he that feareth the commandment - That respects it so as to obey it, walking as this revelation directs - shall be rewarded; shall find it to be his highest interest, and shall be in peace or safety, as the Hebrew word ישלם may be translated.
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LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside.
Because they have despised the LORD's word and broken his commands, they must surely be cut off; their guilt remains on them.'"
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
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