Proverbs 14:27
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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.

Proverbs 14:27 Parallel
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Clarke'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).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end...

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Proverbs 2:10-18 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul...

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Psalm 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

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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
Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

Proverbs 13:14
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:26
Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.

Proverbs 14:28
A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

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