Proverbs 13:13
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New International Version
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whoso despiseth the word - The revelation which God has in his mercy given to man - shall be destroyed; for there is no other way of salvation but that which it points out.

But he that feareth the commandment - That respects it so as to obey it, walking as this revelation directs - shall be rewarded; shall find it to be his highest interest, and shall be in peace or safety, as the Hebrew word ישלם may be translated.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

despiseth

Proverbs 1:25,30,31 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof...

2 Samuel 12:9,10 Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? you have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword...

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Jeremiah 43:2 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely...

Jeremiah 44:16,17 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you...

Ezekiel 20:13,16,24 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments...

Luke 16:31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Hebrews 10:28,29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses...

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Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them...

Psalm 115:13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

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

rewarded in peace

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, but that we receive a full reward.

Library
The Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Redeemed
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 9:20
Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the LORD hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside.

Numbers 15:31
Because they have despised the LORD's word and broken his commands, they must surely be cut off; their guilt remains on them.'"

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.

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

Proverbs 13:21
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

Proverbs 19:16
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

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