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Proverbs 19:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life; And he [that hath it] shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The fear of the LORD [leads] to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The reverence of Yahweh, leadeth to life, satisfied then, let a man remain—let him not be visited by calamity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The fear of Jehovah [is] to life, And satisfied he remaineth—he is not charged with evil.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in the fulness without being visited with evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The feare of the LORD [tendeth] to life, and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied: he shall not be visited with euill.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The fear of the Lord is life to a man: and he shall lodge without fear in places where knowledge is not seen.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The fear of Yahweh [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The fear 3374
{3374} Prime
יִרְאָה
yir'ah
{yir-aw'}
Feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally reverence.
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[tendeth] to life: 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
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.
and [he that hath it] shall abide 3885
{3885} Prime
לוּן
luwn
{loon}
A primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
satisfied; 7649
{7649} Prime
שָׂבֵעַ
sabea`
{saw-bay'-ah}
From H7646; satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense).
he shall not x1077
(1077) Complement
בַּל
bal
{bal}
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
be visited 6485
{6485} Prime
פָּקַד
paqad
{paw-kad'}
A primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
with evil. 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 19:23

_ _ The fear ... life — (Compare Proverbs 3:2).

_ _ abide — or, “remain contented” (1 Timothy 4:8).

_ _ not visited with evil — (Proverbs 10:3; Psalms 37:25), as a judgment, in which sense visit is often used (Psalms 89:32; Jeremiah 6:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 19:23

_ _ See what those that get by it that live in the fear of God, and always make conscience of their duty to him. 1. Safety: They shall not be visited with evil; they may be visited with sickness or other afflictions, but there shall be no evil in them, nothing to hurt them, because nothing to separate them from the love of God, or hurt to the soul. 2. Satisfaction: They shall abide satisfied; they shall have those comforts which are satisfying, and shall have a constant contentment and complacency in them. It is a satisfaction which will abide, whereas all the satisfactions of sense are transient and soon gone. Satur pernoctabit, non cubabit incoenatusHe shall not go supperless to bed; he shall have that which will make him easy and be an entertainment to him in his silent and solitary hours, Psalms 16:6, Psalms 16:7. 3. True and complete happiness. Serious godliness has a direct tendency to life; to all good, to eternal life; it is the sure and ready way to it; there is something in the nature of it fitting men for heaven and so leading them to it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 19:23

Satisfied — Shall be fully contented with God's favour and blessing.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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fear:

Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. ... The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Psalms 19:9 The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are] true [and] righteous altogether.
Psalms 33:18-19 Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; ... To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 34:9-11 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him. ... Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Psalms 85:9 Surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Psalms 145:18-20 The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. ... The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Malachi 3:16-17 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard [it], and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. ... And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

shall abide:

Psalms 90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalms 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Isaiah 58:10-11 And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday: ... And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Philippians 4:11-12 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. ... I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Timothy 6:6-9 But godliness with contentment is great gain. ... But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Hebrews 13:5-6 [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. ... So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

he shall:

Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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Ps 19:9; 33:18; 34:9; 85:9; 90:14; 91:16; 103:17; 145:18. Pv 10:27; 12:21; 14:26. Is 58:10. Mal 3:16; 4:2. Mt 5:6. Ac 9:31. Ro 8:28. Php 4:11. 1Ti 4:8; 6:6. 2Ti 4:18. He 13:5.

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