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

  • BSP
    Verse 29: This verse shows that the person who is slow to anger is looked upon with favor by God.
  • A disciple
    "Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." If we can look so hard on our unsaved family members, neighbors and coworkers and demand that they are accountable to the Law of God, and His Judgments upon disobedience how do so many then not recognize the beam in their own eye, or the hypocrisy of calling themselves saved Christians, while they are clearly still bound in their sins? "And if we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves be found sinful men, whether Christ be minister of sin? God forbid." Galatians 2:17 Wycliffe Bible The LORD God our Saviour says, "Sin no more, that not a worse thing come upon you " yet some still strongly protest, saying, "We all sin every day we can't help but sin " and then misuse the Scriptures to cover their defeated lives. If one breaks a hedge, the serpent will bite! But that doesn't negate the truth of the Glad Tidings, that Christ sets us REALLY free only that that one has fallen into sin! But we have an Almighty and wonderfully merciful Saviour, who is able to save to the uttermost ALL who call upon Him. So if you're having a problem bring it to the Lord in repentance, and BE CONVERTED! that your sins may be blotted out and you shall receive forgiveness and all the fullness of His great and glorious Salvation Victory.
  • Lilian
    Our sins are already forgiven and was cleansed by the blood of Jesus we are pardoned as Jesus paid the price on the cross by his blood. Lets praise and worship Jesus for he is worthy. To conquer and depart from evil is to do good and accept Jesus as the Son of the living God aken
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS....
  • Jerry
    "The backslider in heart..." for all have sinned...you won't "QUIT" sinning til the day you die! So in this sense, we all backslid to a certain extend! But we shouldn't stay here in a backslidden condition too long... we should just confess our sins and get right with the Lord.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 14: "Backslider", better rendered, "hypocrite, deceiver, pretender", may say the right things to appear to be something he isn't, is ruled by the senses, therefore will reap what is truly inside produced by his own wicked imagination. The "good man", ie. the person ruled by the Holy Spirit, will bring forth the good things which his own imagination produces. Matt.12:35

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