Proverbs 14:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his owne wayes: and a good man shall be satisfied from himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will {be satisfied} with his.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man `shall be satisfied' from himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The dissembler in heart shall have his fill from his own ways; and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:14


14:14 In heart - He who departs from God inwardly. Filled - With the fruit of his ways, the punishment of his sins. Satisfied - From the pious temper of his own heart, which cleaves to the Lord, he shall receive unspeakable comfort.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:14

  • Ronald B. Thomas Jr. for verse 14
    The Living Bible had me confused. It says the backslider is bored with himself. The good man's life is exciting. Thanks for the info provided. I am no longer confused.

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