Proverbs 14:27
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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.

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

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

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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from 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.

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
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
26In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge. 27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death. 28In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people 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, To turn aside from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.

Proverbs 14:28
In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
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The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

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(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." The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,.... Where the true fear of God is, there is a real principle of grace, which is "a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life", John 4:14; eternal life is connected with it; it makes meet for it, and issues in it: or the Lord, who is the object of fear, he is the fountain of life: as of natural, so of spiritual and eternal life; spiritual life springs from him, is supported and maintained by him, the consequence of which is life everlasting;

to depart from the snares of death; sins, transgressions, as Aben Ezra interprets it; these are the works of men's hands, in which they are snared; these are the cords in which they are holden, and so die without instruction; the wages of them are death, even death eternal: likewise there are the snares of the world and of the devil, temptations to sin, with which being ensnared, lead to death; now the fear of the Lord is a means of delivering from and of avoiding those snares, and so of escaping death. 27. (Compare Pr 13:14).

fear of the Lord—or, "law of the wise," is wisdom (Ps 111:10).14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
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