Proverbs 13:13
New International Version
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

New Living Translation
People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed.

English Standard Version
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

Berean Study Bible
He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

New American Standard Bible
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

King James Bible
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Contemporary English Version
If you reject God's teaching, you will pay the price; if you obey his commands, you will be rewarded.

Good News Translation
If you refuse good advice, you are asking for trouble; follow it and you are safe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

International Standard Version
Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.

NET Bible
The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that has contempt against the word will be destroyed by it, and he that is in awe of the commandment will be saved; there will be no favor to the deceitful man, and a wise man whose works are upright will lift up the head by his way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever despises [God's] words will pay the penalty, but the one who fears [God's] commands will be rewarded.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso despiseth the word shall suffer thereby; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

New American Standard 1977
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

American King James Version
Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

American Standard Version
Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that slights a matter shall be slighted of it: but he that fears the commandment has health of soul. To a crafty son there shall be nothing good: but a wise servant shall have prosperous doings, and his way shall be directed aright.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

English Revised Version
Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

World English Bible
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.
Study Bible
A Father's Discipline
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded. 14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning one from the snares of death.…
Cross References
Exodus 9:20
Those among Pharaoh's officials who feared the word of the LORD hurried to bring their servants and livestock to shelter,

Numbers 15:31
He shall certainly be cut off, because he has despised the word of the LORD and broken His commandment; his guilt remains on him."

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD against His people was stirred up beyond remedy.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:21
Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

Proverbs 19:16
He who keeps a commandment preserves his soul; but he who is careless in his ways will die.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

despiseth

Proverbs 1:25,30,31
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: …

2 Samuel 12:9,10
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon…

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

he

Ezra 10:3
Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

Psalm 115:13
He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

Isaiah 66:2
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

rewarded in peace

Psalm 19:11
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psalm 119:165
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.







Lexicon
He who despises
בָּ֣ז (bāz)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 936: To disrespect

instruction
לְ֭דָבָר (lə·ḏā·ḇār)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

will pay the penalty,
יֵחָ֣בֶל (yê·ḥā·ḇel)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2254: To wind tightly, to bind, a pledge, to pervert, destroy, to writhe in pain

but the one who respects
וִירֵ֥א (wî·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3373: Fearing, reverent

a command
מִ֝צְוָ֗ה (miṣ·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

will be rewarded.
יְשֻׁלָּֽם׃ (yə·šul·lām)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate
(13) Shall be destroyed.--Literally, brings ruin on himself. Or the sense may be, "is (still) bound to it," even although he may contemptuously neglect it. Comp. the advice (Matthew 5:25), to "agree with our adversary quickly," that is, satisfy the requirements of the law of God while there is time, lest it appear as our adversary at the day of judgment.

Verse 13. - Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed. "The word" is either the commandment of God (Deuteronomy 30:14), or warning and instruction. He who despises and neglects this word "brings on himself destruction." Many good authorities take the latter verb in another sense, "is pledged by it;" as Revised Version in margin, "maketh himself a debtor thereto," i.e. is still bound to fulfil his obligations to it; he cannot escape duty by ignoring or despising it, but is pledged to do it, and will suffer for its neglect. Hence Christ's injunction to agree with our adversary quickly while we are in the way with him (Matthew 5:25). Vulgate, "He who disparages (detrahit) anything binds himself for the future." Septuagint, "He who despises a thing (πράγματος, τάγματυς, 'a command') shall be despised by it." Virtus se contemnentem contemnit. He that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded (Proverbs 11:31). The Vulgate rendering, "shall live in peace," and that of the Septuagint, "shall be healthful," are not so suitable. The "fearing the commandment" implies obedience to it; and reward is considered as fully pledged to obedience as punishment is to neglect. The Septuagint here adds a distich which Ewald regards as genuine, "Unto a crafty son there shall be nothing good; but to a wise servant all actions shall prosper, and his way shall be guided aright." This is also found in the Vulgate of Proverbs 14:15. The Vulgate here inserts the paragraph found in the Septuagint at ver. 9 (q.v.), Animae dolosae errant in peccatis; justi autem misericordes sunt et miserantur. 13:13. He that stands in awe of God, and reverences his word, shall escape destruction, and be rewarded for his godly fear.
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