New American Standard Bible
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
King James Bible
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
Darby Bible Translation
Happy is the man that feareth always; but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil.
World English Bible
Blessed is the man who always fears; but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "fear" here is not so much reverential awe, as anxious, or "nervous" sensitiveness of conscience. To most men this temperament seems that of the self-tormentor. To him who looks deeper it is a condition of blessedness, and the callousness which is opposed to it ends in misery.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
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