Proverbs 19:23
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life; whoever is satisfied with it will rest, untouched by evil.

NET Bible
Fearing the LORD leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They awe of Lord Jehovah is unto life, and he that is filled with it will live and will not visit evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life; And he that hath it shall abide satisfied, He shall not be visited with evil.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD leads to life,
            So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD is unto life, and he that has it shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life; And he that hath it'shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in fulness without being visited with evil.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is to life, And satisfied he remaineth -- he is not charged with evil.
Study Bible
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
22What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. 24The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Psalm 25:13
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 91:10
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.

Proverbs 11:19
He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.

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

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

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 19:22
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

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Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall …

Proverbs 14:26,27 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall …

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of …

Psalm 33:18,19 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

Psalm 34:9-11 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Psalm 85:9 Surely his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell …

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them …

Psalm 145:18-20 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on …

Malachi 3:16,17 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

shalt abide

Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad …

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Isaiah 58:10,11 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted …

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

Philippians 4:11,12 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

1 Timothy 6:6-9 But godliness with contentment is great gain…

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

he shall

Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled …

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

(23) The fear of the Lord tendeth to life.--To life in this world, the reward of uprightness promised to the Israelites of old (Isaiah 37:29); and to life in the next (Mark 10:30).

He shall not be visited with evil.--(Comp. Leviticus 26:6.) A higher blessing is promised in the New Testament; not immunity from trouble, for trouble may be needed for advance in holiness (Romans 8:28), but protection in it (1Peter 3:13; Romans 8:35, sqq.).

Verse 23. - The fear of the Lord tendeth to life (Proverbs 14:27). True religion, obedience to God's commandments, was, under a temporal dispensation, rewarded by a long and happy life in this world, an adumbration of the blessedness that awaits the righteous in the world to come. And he that hath it shall abide satisfied. The subject passes from "the fear" to its possessor. Perhaps better, and satisfied he shall pass the night, which is the usual sense of לוּן (lun), the verb here translated "abide" (so Proverbs 15:31). God will satisfy the good man's hunger, so that he lays him down in peace and takes his rest (comp. Proverbs 10:3). Vulgate, In plenitudine commorabitur, "He shall dwell in abundance." He shall not be visited with evil, according to the, promises (Leviticus 26:6: Deuteronomy 11:15, etc.). Under our present dispensation Christians expect not immunity from care and trouble, but have hope of protection and grace sufficient for the occasion, and conducive to edification and advance in holiness. The LXX. translates thus: "The fear of the Lord is unto life for a man; but he that is without fear (ὁ δὲ ἄφοβος) shall sojourn in places where knowledge is not seen;" i.e. shall go from bad to worse, till he ends in society where Divine knowledge is wholly absent, and lives without God in the world. The Greek interpreters read דּע (dea), "knowledge," instead of רע (ra), "evil." The fear of the Lord tendeth to life,.... "Godliness", of which the fear of the Lord is a principal part, has "the promise of this life and that to come", 1 Timothy 4:8, the fear of God is the beginning of a spiritual life; and it leads to eternal life, as Gersom observes, and is connected with it;

and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; with his lot and portion in this life; with the good things of it he has, being content therewith and "godliness with contentment is great gain", 1 Timothy 6:6, such a man has enough; he has all things in a spiritual sense; he is full of the blessings of goodness; he is blessed with all spiritual blessings; his mouth is satisfied, and his mind is filled with good things; and so he rests and abides night after night, and day after day;

he shall not be visited with evil; nothing shall hurt him; all his afflictions, his worst things, his evil ones: work together for his good; and they shall never separate from the love of God, nor anything that befalls him in this life, Romans 8:28; see Psalm 91:10. 23. The fear … life—(Compare Pr 3:2).

abide—or, "remain contented" (1Ti 4:8).

not visited with evil—(Pr 10:3; Ps 37:25), as a judgment, in which sense visit is often used (Ps 89:32; Jer 6:15).19:19. The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. 20. Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. 21. What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? 22. It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. 23. Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. 24. Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. 25. A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. 26. The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace.
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