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Proverbs 14:27

    Proverbs 14:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, by which one may be turned from the nets of death.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:27

    The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, the vein of lives. Another allusion to the great aorta which carries the blood from the heart to all the extremities of the body. Of this phrase, and the tree of lives, Solomon is particularly fond. See on Proverbs 4:23 (note); Proverbs 10:12 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:27

    See the marginal reference and Proverbs 10:11 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:27

    14:27 To depart - To preserve men from destructive courses.