Proverbs 13:13
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New American Standard Bible
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

King James Bible
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

World English Bible
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.

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Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Exodus 9:20
The one among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses;

Numbers 15:31
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'"

2 Chronicles 36:16
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:21
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Proverbs 19:16
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.

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