New International Version
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
King James Bible
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Darby Bible Translation
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.
World English Bible
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Young's Literal Translation
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools is: Turn from evil.
Proverbs 13:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The desire accomplished - See on Proverbs 13:12 (note).
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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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Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
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