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

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Berean Study Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

New King James Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.

Contemporary English Version
and a life-giving fountain that keeps you safe from deadly traps.

Good News Translation
Do you want to avoid death? Reverence for the LORD is a fountain of life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, enabling anyone to escape the snares of death.

NET Bible
The fear of the LORD is like a life-giving fountain, to turn people from deadly snares.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The awe of Lord Jehovah is a fountain of life to those that turn from the snares of death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life to turn [one] away from the grasp of death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The commandment of the Lord is a fountain of life; and it causes men to turn aside from the snare of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Study Bible
The Wise Woman
26He who fears the LORD is secure in confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge. 27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. 28A large population is a king’s splendor, but a lack of subjects is a prince’s ruin.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Proverbs 13:14
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning one from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:26
He who fears the LORD is secure in confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Proverbs 14:28
A large population is a king's splendor, but a lack of subjects is a prince's ruin.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life, that one may rest content, without visitation from harm.

Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

a fountain

Proverbs 13:14
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Revelation 21:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

to

Proverbs 2:10-18
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; …

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Psalm 18:5
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.





Lexicon
The fear
יִרְאַ֣ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is a fountain
מְק֣וֹר (mə·qō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4726: Something dug, a, source, of happiness, wisdom, progeny)

of life,
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

turning [a man]
לָ֝ס֗וּר (lā·sūr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

from the snares
מִמֹּ֥קְשֵׁי (mim·mō·qə·šê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

of death.
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin
(27) Fountain of life.--Comp. Proverbs 13:14 and John 4:14.

Verse 27. - A repetition of Proverbs 13:14, substituting the fear of the Lord for "the law of the wise." The fear of the Lord can he called a fountain of life, because, showing itself in obedience, it nourishes the flowers and fruits of faith, produces graces and virtues, and prepares the soul for immortality. Septuagint, "The commandment of the Lord is a fountain of life, and makes one decline from the snare of death."
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