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

New Living Translation
The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

English Standard Version
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Berean Study Bible
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning one from the snares of death.

New American Standard Bible
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

King James Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Christian Standard Bible
A wise person's instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.

Contemporary English Version
Sensible instruction is a life-giving fountain that helps you escape all deadly traps.

Good News Translation
The teachings of the wise are a fountain of life; they will help you escape when your life is in danger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise man's instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.

International Standard Version
What the wise have to teach is a fountain of life and causes someone to avoid the snares of death.

NET Bible
Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.

New Heart English Bible
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The law of wisdom is a fountain of life to those who turn from the snares of death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The teachings of a wise person are a fountain of life to turn [one] away from the grasp of death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To depart from the snares of death.

New American Standard 1977
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

King James 2000 Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

American King James Version
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

American Standard Version
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The law of the wise is fountain of life: but the man void of understanding shall die by a snare.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death.

Darby Bible Translation
The teaching of the wise [man] is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.

English Revised Version
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

World English Bible
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.

Young's Literal Translation
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Study Bible
A Father's Discipline
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. 15Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the faithless is difficult.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:5
The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 9:11
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

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Proverbs 15:24
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 16:6,17
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil…

2 Samuel 22:6,7
The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; …







Lexicon
The teaching
תּוֹרַ֣ת (tō·w·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

of the wise
חָ֭כָם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

is a fountain
מְק֣וֹר (mə·qō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4726: Something dug, a, source, of happiness, wisdom, progeny)

of life,
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

turning one
לָ֝ס֗וּר (lā·sūr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

from the snares
מִמֹּ֥קְשֵׁי (mim·mō·qə·šê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

of death.
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin
(14) The law of the wise.--Or, rather, his instruction. (Comp. Proverbs 10:11.)

Snares of death.--Set by the devil (2Timothy 2:26).

Verse 14. - The law (instruction) of the wise is a fountain of life (Proverbs 10:11), which has and imparts life (Ecclus. 21:13; Psalm 36:9). The rules and teaching of wise men are a source of life to those who follow them, so that they depart from the snares of death (Proverbs 14:27). Obedience to good teaching saves from many dangers, material and spiritual, especially from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:26). With "snares of death" we may compare Psalm 18:5 and Horace's ('Carm.,' 3:24. 8)

"Non mortis laqueis expedies caput." Septuagint, "The fool shall perish by the snare." 13:14. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. 15. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. 16. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. 17. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. 18. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. 19. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. 20. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. 21. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. 22. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. 23. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. 24. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. 25. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.
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