Proverbs 14:14
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New International Version
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

New Living Translation
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.

English Standard Version
The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

New American Standard Bible
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

King James Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

International Standard Version
The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

NET Bible
The backslider will be paid back from his own ways, but a good person will be rewarded for his.

New Heart English Bible
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who is rash in his heart will be filled with his ways, and a good man will be filled from the awe of his soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A heart that turns [from God] becomes bored with its own ways, but a good person is satisfied with God's ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The dissembler in heart shall have his fill from his own ways; And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

New American Standard 1977
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways,
            But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be separated from him.

King James 2000 Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself.

American King James Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

American Standard Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man'shall be satisfied from himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be above him.

Darby Bible Translation
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

English Revised Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

World English Bible
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Young's Literal Translation
From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
13Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. 14The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his. 15The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.…
Cross References
Psalm 109:17
He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

Proverbs 1:31
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Proverbs 12:14
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

Proverbs 12:21
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.

Proverbs 14:15
The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.

Proverbs 18:20
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
Treasury of Scripture

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

the backslider

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity …

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall …

Jeremiah 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? …

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes …

Hosea 4:16 For Israel slides back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will …

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

filled

Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled …

Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and …

Ezekiel 22:31 Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed …

a good

Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle …

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst…

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and …

Galatians 6:4,8 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing …

(14) The backslider in heart--i.e., who turns away from God. (Psalm 44:19.)

Shall be filled with his own ways.--(Comp. Proverbs 1:31, and Matthew 6:2, &c: "They have their reward.") They get to the full what they look for, though it is but swine's husks, instead of food fit for God's children.

A good man.--See above on Proverbs 13:22.

Shall be satisfied from himself.--His own work. (Comp. Isaiah 3:10.)

Verse 14. - The backslider in heart - he who turns away from God (Psalm 44:18) - shall be filled with his own ways, shall reap the fruits of his evil doings (Proverbs 1:31; Proverbs 12:14). Matthew 6:2, "Verily I say unto you, they have their reward." And a good man shall be satisfied from himself. There is no verb expressed in this clause, "shall be satisfied" being supplied by our translators. Delitzsch and others read, "and a good man from his own deeds." It is simpler to repeat the verb from the former clause: "A good man shall be filled with that which belongs to him;" i.e. the holy thoughts and righteous actions in which he delights. Isaiah 3:10, "Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well with him; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings." The Vulgate, neglecting the prefix, translates, "And over him shall be the good man;" Septuagint, "And a good man from his thoughts," the produce of his heart and mind. The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways,.... One that is a backslider at heart, whose heart departeth from the Lord; in whom there is an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; and indeed apostasy begins at the heart, and shows itself in the life and conversation: there may be a backsliding when the heart does not wickedly depart from God; but is through the infirmity of the flesh and the force of temptation; from which backslidings the Lord's people are recovered, and which are healed by his grace; but here such an one is meant who willingly and heartily backslides; and such shall have the reward of their hands and actions given them, or the full and due punishment of their sins; they shall have their bellyful of their own wicked ways and works, the just recompense of reward for them;

and a good man shall be satisfied from himself; shall eat the fruit of his own doings, shall be blessed in his deeds, and have peace and satisfaction therein; though not salvation by them, or for them: he shall be satisfied with the grace of God bestowed on him and wrought in him; and, from a feeling experience of the grace of God within him, shall be satisfied that he has in heaven a better and an enduring substance; or he shall be satisfied "from above himself" (m), from the grace that is in Christ, out of the fulness which is in him; and shall be filled with all the fulness of God he is capable of; and especially in the other world, when he shall awake in his likeness. The Targum is,

"a good man shall be satisfied with his fear;''

and so the Syriac version, with the fear of his soul; it may be rendered, as by the Vulgate Latin version, "a good man shall be above him" (n); that is, above the backslider; shall be better tilled, and be more happy than he.

(m) "de super eo", Montanus; "de super semet", Schultens. (n) "Et super cum erit vir bonus", V. L. De Dieu. 14. filled … ways—receive retribution (Pr 1:31).

a good man … himself—literally, "is away from such," will not associate with him.14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
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