New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:27 To depart - To preserve men from destructive courses.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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Fear of the LORD lengthens one's life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.
A growing population is a king's glory; a prince without subjects has nothing.
Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.
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