Proverbs 19:23
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English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

These verses we take together. But we have no other reason for making a pause at Proverbs 19:21, than that Proverbs 19:22 is analogous to Proverbs 19:17, and thus presents itself to us as an initial verse.

Proverbs 19:17

17 He lendeth to Jahve who is compassionate to the lowly,

     And his bounty He requites to him.

As at Proverbs 14:31, חונן is part. Kal. The Masoretically exact form of the word is חונן (as ואוזל, Proverbs 20:14) with Mercha on the first syllable, on which the tone is thrown back, and the העמדה on the second. The Roman legal phrase, mutui datione contrahitur obligatio, serves to explain the fundamental conception of לוה, mutuo accipere, and הלוה, mutuum dare (vid., Proverbs 22:7). The construction, Exodus 22:24, "to make any one bound as a debtor, obligare," lies at the foundation of the genitive connection 'מלוה ה (not מלוה). With 17b cf. Proverbs 12:14, where the subject of ישׁיב (Kerı̂) remains in the background. גמלו (not גמלּו) is here his work done in the sense of good exhibited. "Love," Hedinger once said, "is an imperishable capital, which always bears interest." And the Archbishop Walther: nam Deo dat qui dat inopibus, ipse Deus est in pauperibus. Dr. Jonas, as Dchsel relates, once gave to a poor man, and said, "Who knows when God restores it!" There Luther interposed: "As if God had not long ago given it beforehand!" This answer of Luther meets the abuse of this beautiful proverb by the covetous.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs 14:26,27 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge...

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Psalm 33:18,19 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy...

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 in our land.

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

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

Malachi 3:16,17 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

shalt abide

Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

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 soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity...

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Philippians 4:11,12 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content...

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

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 such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

he shall

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

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever...

Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Psalm 25:13
His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.

Psalm 91:10
no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Proverbs 11:19
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

Proverbs 12:21
No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

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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