Proverbs 13:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lawe of the wise is a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:14


13:14 The law - The instruction, or counsel; as the word law, is frequently understood in scripture.


Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:2 A MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH BUT THE SOUL OF THE TRANSGRESSORS SHALL EAT VIOLENCE PROVERBS 18:20 A MANS BELLY SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH AND WITH THE INCREASE OF HIS LIPS SHALL HE BE FILLED GALATIANS 6:7 --- BE NOT DECEIVED --- GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP
  • Omojowo oluwafemi joseph
    dispising The Word is exposure to spiritual wickedness which can lead to destruction of life
  • MasterProhet
    The Lord can be delighted in , we can delight ourselves in the Lord. We know that obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Todd Brawley
    13 3 was an answer. I try to live by that daily
  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that Jehovah God wants us to not only have the desire to do more, but to take the actual steps to achieve our goals.

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