Proverbs 14:14
New International Version
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

New Living Translation
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.

English Standard Version
The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

Berean Study Bible
The backslider in heart will have the fill of his own ways, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

New American Standard Bible
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

King James Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Christian Standard Bible
The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good one, what his deeds deserve.

Contemporary English Version
You harvest what you plant, whether good or bad.

Good News Translation
Bad people will get what they deserve. Good people will be rewarded for their deeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

International Standard Version
The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

NET Bible
The backslider will be paid back from his own ways, but a good person will be rewarded for his.

New Heart English Bible
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who is rash in his heart will be filled with his ways, and a good man will be filled from the awe of his soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A heart that turns [from God] becomes bored with its own ways, but a good person is satisfied with God's ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The dissembler in heart shall have his fill from his own ways; And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

New American Standard 1977
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be separated from him.

King James 2000 Bible
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself.

American King James Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

American Standard Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man'shall be satisfied from himself.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A stout-hearted man shall be filled with his own ways; and a good man with his own thoughts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be above him.

Darby Bible Translation
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

English Revised Version
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

World English Bible
The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Young's Literal Translation
From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
Study Bible
The Wise Woman
13Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in sorrow. 14The backslider in heart will have the fill of his own ways, but a good man will be rewarded for his. 15The simple man believes every word, but the prudent man watches his steps.…
Cross References
Psalm 109:17
The cursing he loved, may it fall on him; the blessing he refused to delight in, may it be far from him.

Proverbs 1:31
So they will eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage; but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences.

Proverbs 12:14
By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man's hands will reward him.

Proverbs 12:21
No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

Proverbs 14:15
The simple man believes every word, but the prudent man watches his steps.

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of his mouth a man's belly is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

Treasury of Scripture

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

the backslider

Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Jeremiah 2:19
Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 8:5
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

filled

Proverbs 1:31
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 12:14
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Ezekiel 22:31
Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

a good

Proverbs 14:10
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

John 4:14
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

2 Corinthians 2:12
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,







Lexicon
The backslider
ס֣וּג (sūḡ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5472: To move away, backslide

in heart
לֵ֑ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

will have the fill
יִ֭שְׂבַּע (yiś·ba‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

of his own ways,
מִדְּרָכָ֣יו (mid·də·rā·ḵāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

but a good
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

[will be rewarded] for his.
וּ֝מֵעָלָ֗יו (ū·mê·‘ā·lāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(14) The backslider in heart--i.e., who turns away from God. (Psalm 44:19.)

Shall be filled with his own ways.--(Comp. Proverbs 1:31, and Matthew 6:2, &c: "They have their reward.") They get to the full what they look for, though it is but swine's husks, instead of food fit for God's children.

A good man.--See above on Proverbs 13:22.

Shall be satisfied from himself.--His own work. (Comp. Isaiah 3:10.)

Verse 14. - The backslider in heart - he who turns away from God (Psalm 44:18) - shall be filled with his own ways, shall reap the fruits of his evil doings (Proverbs 1:31; Proverbs 12:14). Matthew 6:2, "Verily I say unto you, they have their reward." And a good man shall be satisfied from himself. There is no verb expressed in this clause, "shall be satisfied" being supplied by our translators. Delitzsch and others read, "and a good man from his own deeds." It is simpler to repeat the verb from the former clause: "A good man shall be filled with that which belongs to him;" i.e. the holy thoughts and righteous actions in which he delights. Isaiah 3:10, "Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well with him; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings." The Vulgate, neglecting the prefix, translates, "And over him shall be the good man;" Septuagint, "And a good man from his thoughts," the produce of his heart and mind. 14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
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