Proverbs 14:26
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Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.

King James Bible
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Darby Bible Translation
In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.

World English Bible
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.

Young's Literal Translation
In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence - From this, and from genuine Christian experience, we find that the fear of God is highly consistent with the strongest confidence in his mercy and goodness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 3:7,8,25,26 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil...

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Genesis 31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely you had sent me away now empty...

Psalm 34:7-11 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and delivers them...

Psalm 112:1,6-8 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments...

Psalm 115:13,14 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great...

Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand...

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...


Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 26:20,21 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment...

Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, Truly it shall be well with your remnant...

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them...

A Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Sin the Mocker
'Fools make a mock at sin; but among the righteous there is favour.'--Proverbs xiv, 9. The wisdom of this Book of Proverbs is not simply intellectual, but it has its roots in reverence and obedience to God, and for its accompaniment, righteousness. The wise man is the good man, and the good man is the godly man. And as is wisdom, so its opposite, folly, is not only intellectual feebleness--the bad man is a fool, and the godless is a bad man. The greatest amount of brain-power cultivated to the highest
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. Our common son, the bearer of these presents, when he brought the letters of your Holiness found me sick, and has left me sick; whence it has ensued that the scanty water of my brief epistle has been hardly able to exude to the large fountain of your Blessedness. But it was a heavenly boon that, while in a state of bodily pain, I received the letter of your Holiness to lift me up with joy for the instruction of the heretics of the city
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Intercession of Christ
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us! T he Redemption of the soul is precious. Fools make mock of sin (Proverbs 14:9) . But they will not think lightly of it, who duly consider the majesty, authority, and goodness of Him, against whom it is committed; and who are taught, by what God actually has done, what sin rendered necessary to be done, before a sinner could have a well-grounded
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Isaiah 33:6
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

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