New International Version
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, the vein of lives. Another allusion to the great aorta which carries the blood from the heart to all the extremities of the body. Of this phrase, and the tree of lives, Solomon is particularly fond. See on Proverbs 4:23 (note); Proverbs 10:12 (note).
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LibraryA 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
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.
A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
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