New International Version
Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.
King James Bible
Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
Darby Bible Translation
Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
World English Bible
Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Young's Literal Translation
Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous is hard.
Proverbs 13:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life - Perhaps it would be better to translate, "The law is to the wise man a fountain of life." It is the same to him as the "vein of lives," מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, the great aorta which transmits the blood from the heart to every part of the body. There seems to be here an allusion to the garden of paradise, to the tree of lives, to the tempter, to the baleful issue of that temptation, and to the death entailed on man by his unwisely breaking the law of his God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
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