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Proverbs 13:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A desire fulfilled, is sweet to the soul, but it is, an abomination to the lawless, to depart from evil.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn from evil.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soule: but it is abomination to fooles to depart from euill.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The desires of the godly gladden the soul, but the works of the ungodly are far from knowledge.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The desire 8378
{8378} Prime
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
accomplished 1961
{1961} Prime
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
is sweet 6149
{6149} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H6148 through the idea of close association); to be agreeable.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to the soul: 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
but [it is] abomination 8441
{8441} Prime
Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol.
to fools 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
to depart 5493
{5493} Prime
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
from evil. 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:19

_ _ Self-denial, which fools will not endure, is essential to success.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:19

_ _ This shows the folly of those that refuse instruction, for they might be happy and will not. 1. They might be happy. There are in man strong desires of happiness; God has provided for the accomplishment of those desires, and that would be sweet to the soul, whereas the pleasures of sense are grateful only to the carnal appetite. The desire of good men towards the favour of God and spiritual blessings brings that which is sweet to their souls; we know those that can say so by experience, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 4:7. 2. Yet they will not be happy; for it is an abomination to them to depart from evil, which is necessary to their being happy. Never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls that will not be persuaded to leave their sins, but that roll them under their tongues as a sweet morsel.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 13:19

Sweet — Whatsoever men earnestly desire, the enjoyment of it is sweet to them; therefore sinners rejoice in the satisfaction of their sinful lusts, and abhor all restraint of them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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The desire:

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.
1 Kings 1:48 And also thus said the king, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which hath given [one] to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing [it].
Psalms 21:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! ... Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
Song of Songs 3:4 [It was] but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Revelation 7:14-17 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. ... For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

it is:

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man [is] an abomination to the just: and [he that is] upright in the way [is] abomination to the wicked.


Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.
Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalms 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
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1K 1:48. Jb 28:28. Ps 21:1; 34:14; 37:27. Pv 3:7; 13:12; 16:6, 17; 29:27. So 3:4. 2Ti 2:19; 4:7. Rv 7:14.

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