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Proverbs 13:14

    Proverbs 13:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:14

    The law of the wise is a fountain of life - Perhaps it would be better to translate, "The law is to the wise man a fountain of life." It is the same to him as the "vein of lives," מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, the great aorta which transmits the blood from the heart to every part of the body. There seems to be here an allusion to the garden of paradise, to the tree of lives, to the tempter, to the baleful issue of that temptation, and to the death entailed on man by his unwisely breaking the law of his God.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:14

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