Proverbs 13:19
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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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The desire accomplished - See on Proverbs 13:12 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the desire

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which has given one to sit on my throne this day...

Psalm 21:1,2 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!...

Songs 3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go...

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...

it is

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

depart

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever more.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

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The 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Redeemed
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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