English Standard Version
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
King James Bible
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
American Standard Version
Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.
English Revised Version
Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Proverbs 13:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Two proverbs of riches and poverty: -
There is one who maketh himself rich and hath nothing;
There is another who representeth himself poor amid great riches.
A sentence which includes in itself the judgment which Proverbs 12:9 expresses. To the Hithpa. התכּבּד (to make oneself of importance) there are associated here two others, in the meaning to make oneself something, without anything after it, thus to place oneself so or so, Ewald, 124a. To the clauses with ו there is supplied a self-intelligible לּו.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
rewarded in peace
Then whoever feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh hurried his slaves and his livestock into the houses,
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him."
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.
Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.
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