New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryA 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
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
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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