So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.
Proverbs 24:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul - True religion, experimental godliness, shall be to thy soul as the honey-comb is to thy mouth.
Then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off - This is precisely the same with that in Proverbs 23:18 (note), where see the note. The word אחרית acharith, we translate in the former place an end, and here we translate it a reward; but there is no place I believe in the sacred writings in which it has any such acceptation; nor can such a meaning be deduced from the root אחר achar, which always refers to behind, after, extremity, latter part, time, etc., but never carries the idea of recompense, compensation, or such like; nor has one of the versions understood it so. There is another state or life, and thy expectation of happiness in a future world shall not be cut off. In this sense the versions all understood it. I will take them as they lie before me.
"Which (wisdom) when thou shalt have found, thou shalt have hope in thy last days; and thy hope shall not perish." - Vulgate.
"And if thou find it, thou shalt have a good death; and hope shall not forsake thee." - Septuagint.
"Which, if thou have found, thy latter days shall be better than the former; and thy hope shall not be consumed." - Chaldee.
"There shall be an end, and thy hope shall not be cut off." - Syriac.
"For, if thou shalt find her, (wisdom), thy death shall be glorious, and thy hope will not fail thee." - Arabic.
Whiche whan thou fyndist schalt han in the last thingis, hope: and thin hope schal not perischen - Old MS. Bible.
"And there is Good Hope; yee that hope shal not be in vayne." - Coverdale.
This rendering is indefinite, which is not the usual custom of the translator.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall with be fitted in your lips.
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Psalm 119:103,111 How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!...
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...
Proverbs 2:1-5,10 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...
Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...
Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven...
James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...
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