New International Version
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
King James Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Darby Bible Translation
The teaching of the wise [man] is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
World English Bible
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.
Young's Literal Translation
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life - Perhaps it would be better to translate, "The law is to the wise man a fountain of life." It is the same to him as the "vein of lives," מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, the great aorta which transmits the blood from the heart to every part of the body. There seems to be here an allusion to the garden of paradise, to the tree of lives, to the tempter, to the baleful issue of that temptation, and to the death entailed on man by his unwisely breaking the law of his God.
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'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 cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
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