Proverbs 19:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The feare of the Lord tendeth to life, and he that hath it shall abide satisfied: he shall not be visited with euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD {leads} to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah `tendeth' to life; And he `that hath it' shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord gives life: and he who has it will have need of nothing; no evil will come his way.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

The fear of Jehovah [is] to life, And satisfied he remaineth -- he is not charged with evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD tendeth to life; and he that hath it shall abide satisfied, he shall not be visited with evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:23


19:23 Satisfied - Shall be fully contented with God's favour and blessing.


Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion
  • Mike
    Verse 11 reminds us that we should remain calm if we are offended. By applying the Bible’s wise counsel and praying for God’s help, we can remain calm when a situation arise.

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