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Proverbs 14:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The reverence of Yahweh, is a well-spring of life, that a man may avoid the snares of death.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The fear of Jehovah [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The feare of the LORD, [is] a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The commandment of the Lord is a fountain of life; and it causes [men] to turn aside from the snare of death.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The fear of Yahweh [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The fear 3374
{3374} Prime
Feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally reverence.
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] a fountain 4726
{4726} Prime
From H6979; properly something dug, that is, a (generally) source (of water, even when naturally flowing; also of tears, blood (by euphemism of the female pudenda); figuratively of happiness, wisdom, progeny).
of life, 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
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 the snares 4170
{4170} Prime
From H3369; a noose (for catching animals), (literally or figuratively); by implication a hook (for the nose).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of death. 4194
{4194} Prime
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:27

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 13:14).

_ _ fear of the Lord — or, “law of the wise,” is wisdom (Psalms 111:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 14:26-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 14:27

To depart — To preserve men from destructive courses.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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a fountain:

Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.


Proverbs 2:10-18 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; ... For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Proverbs 22:5 Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
Psalms 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
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