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Proverbs 14:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will [be satisfied] with his.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man [be satisfied].
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man—from his fruits.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall be above him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his owne wayes: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himselfe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A stout-hearted [man] shall be filled with his own ways; and a good man with his own thoughts.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The backslider 5472
{5472} Prime
A primitive root; properly to flinch, that is, (by implication) to go back, literally (to retreat) or figuratively (to apostatize).
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
in heart 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
shall be filled 7646
{7646} Prime
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with his own ways: 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and a good 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
[shall be satisfied] from x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:14

_ _ filled ... ways — receive retribution (Proverbs 1:31).

_ _ a good man ... himself — literally, “is away from such,” will not associate with him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:14

_ _ Note, 1. The misery of sinners will be an eternal surfeit upon their sins: The backslider in heart, who for fear of suffering, or in hope of profit or pleasure, forsakes God and his duty, shall be filled with his own ways; God will give him enough of them. They would not leave their brutish lusts and passions, and therefore they shall stick by them, to their everlasting terror and torment. He that is filthy shall be filthy still.Son, remember,” shall fill them with their own ways, and set their sins in order before them. Backsliding begins in the heart; it is the evil heart of unbelief that departs from God; and of all sinners backsliders will have most terror when they reflect on their own ways, Luke 11:26. 2. The happiness of the saints will be an eternal satisfaction in their graces, as tokens of and qualifications for God's peculiar favour: A good man shall be abundantly satisfied from himself, from what God has wrought in him. He has rejoicing in himself alone, Galatians 6:3. As sinners never think they have sin enough till it brings them to hell, so saints never think they have grace enough till it brings them to heaven.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart (i) shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.

(i) He who forsakes God will be punished, and made weary of his sins, in which he delighted.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that [it is] an evil [thing] and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear [is] not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Jeremiah 8:5 Why [then] is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Hosea 4:16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and [those] that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. ... But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.


Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
Ezekiel 22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

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Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
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Pv 1:31, 32; 12:14; 14:10. Jr 2:19; 8:5; 17:5. Ezk 22:31. Ho 4:16. Zp 1:6. Jn 4:14. 2Co 1:12. Ga 6:4, 8. He 3:12. 2P 2:20.

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