Proverbs 13:14
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English Standard Version
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

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

American Standard Version
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death.

English Revised Version
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 13:14 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 A ransom for a man's life are his riches;

   But the poor heareth no threatening.

Bertheau falls into error when he understands גּערה of warning; the contrast points to threatening with the loss of life. The wealth of the rich before the judgment is not here to be thought of; for apart from this, that the Tor only in a single case permits, or rather ordains (Exodus 21:29.), ransom from the punishment of death, and declares it in all other cases inadmissible, Numbers 35:31. (one might indeed think of an administration of justice not strictly in accordance with the Mosaic law, or altogether accessible to bribery), 8b does not accord therewith, since the poor in such cases would fare ill, because one would lay hold on his person. But one may think e.g., on waylayers as those introduced as speaking Proverbs 1:11-14. The poor has no room to fear that such will threateningly point their swords against his breast, for there is nothing to be got from him: he has nothing, one sees it in him and he is known as such. But the rich is a valuable prize for them, and he has to congratulate himself if he is permitted to escape with his life. Also in the times of war and commotion it may be seen that riches endanger the life of their possessor, and that in fortunate cases they are given as a ransom for his life, while his poverty places the poor man in safety. To לא שׁמע Hitzig fittingly compares Job 3:18; Job 39:7 : he does not hear, he has no need to hear. Michaelis, Umbreit, Lwenstein (who calls to remembrance the state of things under despotic governments, especially in the East) also explain 8b correctly; and Fleischer remarks: pauper minas hostiles non audit, i.e., non minatur ei hostis. Ewald's syntactic refinement: "Yet he became poor who never heard an accusation," presents a thought not in harmony with 8a.

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Proverbs 9:11 For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

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Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...

2 Samuel 22:6,7 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me...

Psalm 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

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Psalm 18:5
the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

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