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

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Berean Study Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life, that one may rest content, without visitation from harm.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.

Contemporary English Version
Showing respect to the LORD brings true life--if you do it, you can relax without fear of danger.

Good News Translation
Obey the LORD and you will live a long life, content and safe from harm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD leads to life; whoever is satisfied with it will rest, untouched by evil.

NET Bible
Fearing the LORD leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They awe of Lord Jehovah is unto life, and he that is filled with it will live and will not visit evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life; And he that hath it shall abide satisfied, He shall not be visited with evil.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD is unto life, and he that has it shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD leads to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life; And he that hath it'shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fear of the Lord is life to a man: and he shall lodge without fear in places where knowledge is not seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in fulness without being visited with evil.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is to life, And satisfied he remaineth -- he is not charged with evil.
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
22The desire of a man is loving devotion; better to be poor than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD leads to life, that one may rest content, without visitation from harm. 24The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Psalm 25:13
His soul will dwell in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 91:10
no evil will befall you, no plague will approach your tent.

Proverbs 11:19
Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuit of evil brings death.

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

Proverbs 14:26
He who fears the LORD is secure in confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.

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

Proverbs 19:22
The desire of a man is loving devotion; better to be poor than a liar.

Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

fear

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs 14:26,27
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge…

Psalm 19:9
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

shalt abide

Psalm 90:14
O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Psalm 91:16
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Isaiah 58:10,11
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: …

he shall

Proverbs 12:21
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2 Timothy 4:18
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.







Lexicon
The fear
יִרְאַ֣ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

leads to life,
לְחַיִּ֑ים (lə·ḥay·yîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

that one may rest
יָ֝לִ֗ין (yā·lîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

content,
וְשָׂבֵ֥עַ (wə·śā·ḇê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7649: Sated, satisfied, surfeited

without
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

visitation
יִפָּ֥קֶד (yip·pā·qeḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

from harm.
רָֽע׃ (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(23) The fear of the Lord tendeth to life.--To life in this world, the reward of uprightness promised to the Israelites of old (Isaiah 37:29); and to life in the next (Mark 10:30).

He shall not be visited with evil.--(Comp. Leviticus 26:6.) A higher blessing is promised in the New Testament; not immunity from trouble, for trouble may be needed for advance in holiness (Romans 8:28), but protection in it (1Peter 3:13; Romans 8:35, sqq.).

Verse 23. - The fear of the Lord tendeth to life (Proverbs 14:27). True religion, obedience to God's commandments, was, under a temporal dispensation, rewarded by a long and happy life in this world, an adumbration of the blessedness that awaits the righteous in the world to come. And he that hath it shall abide satisfied. The subject passes from "the fear" to its possessor. Perhaps better, and satisfied he shall pass the night, which is the usual sense of לוּן (lun), the verb here translated "abide" (so Proverbs 15:31). God will satisfy the good man's hunger, so that he lays him down in peace and takes his rest (comp. Proverbs 10:3). Vulgate, In plenitudine commorabitur, "He shall dwell in abundance." He shall not be visited with evil, according to the, promises (Leviticus 26:6: Deuteronomy 11:15, etc.). Under our present dispensation Christians expect not immunity from care and trouble, but have hope of protection and grace sufficient for the occasion, and conducive to edification and advance in holiness. The LXX. translates thus: "The fear of the Lord is unto life for a man; but he that is without fear (ὁ δὲ ἄφοβος) shall sojourn in places where knowledge is not seen;" i.e. shall go from bad to worse, till he ends in society where Divine knowledge is wholly absent, and lives without God in the world. The Greek interpreters read דּע (dea), "knowledge," instead of רע (ra), "evil." 19:19. The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. 20. Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. 21. What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? 22. It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. 23. Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. 24. Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. 25. A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. 26. The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace.
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