Proverbs 14:14
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New International Version
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

King James Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Darby Bible Translation
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

World English Bible
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Young's Literal Translation
From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways -

1. Who is the backslider? סוג sug.

1. The man who once walked in the ways of religion, but has withdrawn from them.

2. The man who once fought manfully against the world, the devil, and the flesh; but has retreated from the battle, or joined the enemy.

3. The man who once belonged to the congregation of the saints, but is now removed from them, and is set down in the synagogue of Satan.

2. But who is the backslider in Heart?

1. Not he who was surprised and overcome by the power of temptation, and the weakness of his own heart.

2. But he who drinks down iniquity with greediness.

3. Who gives cheerful way to the bent of his own nature, and now delights in fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and of the mind.

4. Who loves sin as before he loved godliness.

3. What are his own ways? Folly, sin, disappointment, and death; with the apprehension of the wrath of God, and the sharp twingings of a guilty conscience.

4. What is implied in being filled with his own ways? Having his soul saturated with folly, sin, and disappointment. At last ending here below in death, and then commencing an eternal existence where the fire is not quenched, and under the influence of that worm that never dieth. Alas, alas! who may abide when God doeth this?

And a good man shall be satisfied from himself -

1. Who is the good man? (איש טוב ish tob).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the backslider

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you...

Jeremiah 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

Hosea 4:16 For Israel slides back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

filled

Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

Ezekiel 22:31 Therefore have I poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath...

a good

Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord,

Galatians 6:4,8 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another...

Library
A Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Sin the Mocker
'Fools make a mock at sin; but among the righteous there is favour.'--Proverbs xiv, 9. The wisdom of this Book of Proverbs is not simply intellectual, but it has its roots in reverence and obedience to God, and for its accompaniment, righteousness. The wise man is the good man, and the good man is the godly man. And as is wisdom, so its opposite, folly, is not only intellectual feebleness--the bad man is a fool, and the godless is a bad man. The greatest amount of brain-power cultivated to the highest
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. Our common son, the bearer of these presents, when he brought the letters of your Holiness found me sick, and has left me sick; whence it has ensued that the scanty water of my brief epistle has been hardly able to exude to the large fountain of your Blessedness. But it was a heavenly boon that, while in a state of bodily pain, I received the letter of your Holiness to lift me up with joy for the instruction of the heretics of the city
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Intercession of Christ
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us! T he Redemption of the soul is precious. Fools make mock of sin (Proverbs 14:9) . But they will not think lightly of it, who duly consider the majesty, authority, and goodness of Him, against whom it is committed; and who are taught, by what God actually has done, what sin rendered necessary to be done, before a sinner could have a well-grounded
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Psalm 109:17
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.

Proverbs 1:31
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

Proverbs 12:14
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

Proverbs 12:21
No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

Proverbs 14:15
The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

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