New International Version
but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
New Living Translation
But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm."
English Standard Version
but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
New American Standard Bible
"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."
King James Bible
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger."
International Standard Version
"But the person who listens to me will live safely and will be secure from the fear of evil."
But the one who listens to me will live in security, and will be at ease from the dread of harm.
New Heart English Bible
But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he who hears me will dwell in hope and will be quiet from the multitude of evils.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
But whoever listens to me will live without worry and will be free from the dread of disaster."
JPS Tanakh 1917
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil.'
New American Standard 1977
“But he who listens to me shall live securely,
And shall be at ease from the dread of evil.”
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
1:20-33 Solomon, having showed how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here declares how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God. Christ himself is Wisdom, is Wisdoms. Three sorts of persons are here called by Him: 1. Simple ones. Sinners are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and flatter themselves in their wickedness. 2. Scorners. Proud, jovial people, that make a jest of every thing. Scoffers at religion, that run down every thing sacred and serious. 3. Fools. Those are the worst of fools that hate to be taught, and have a rooted dislike to serious godliness. The precept is plain; Turn you at my reproof. We do not make a right use of reproofs, if we do not turn from evil to that which is good. The promises are very encouraging. Men cannot turn by any power of their own; but God answers, Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you. Special grace is needful to sincere conversion. But that grace shall never be denied to any who seek it. The love of Christ, and the promises mingled with his reproofs, surely should have the attention of every one. It may well be asked, how long men mean to proceed in such a perilous path, when the uncertainty of life and the consequences of dying without Christ are considered? Now sinners live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance; but their calamity will come. Now God is ready to hear their prayers; but then they shall cry in vain. Are we yet despisers of wisdom? Let us hearken diligently, and obey the Lord Jesus, that we may enjoy peace of conscience and confidence in God; be free from evil, in life, in death, and for ever.
Study BibleWisdom Calls Aloud
…32"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them. 33"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.
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