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Proverbs 24:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, And thy hope shall not be cut off.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Know [that] wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find [it], then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] to thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus, take knowledge of wisdom, for thine own soul; If thou find it, then there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— So [is] the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So also is the doctrine of wisdom to thy soul: which when thou hast found, thou shalt have hope in the end, and thy hope shall not perish.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So [shall] the knowledge of wisedome [be] vnto thy soule: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thus shalt thou perceive wisdom in thy soul: for if thou find it, thine end shall be good, and hope shall not fail thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So x3651
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[shall] the knowledge 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
of wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
[be] unto thy 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).
when x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
thou hast found 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[it], then there shall be 3426
{3426} Prime
Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist; entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection).
a reward, 319
{0319} Prime
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
and thy expectation 8615
{8615} Prime
From H6960; literally a cord (as an attachment (compare H6961)); figuratively expectancy.
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be cut off. 3772
{3772} Prime
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 24:13-14.

Proverbs 24:14

_ _ reward — literally, “after part,” the proper result (compare Proverbs 23:18; Psalms 37:37, Psalms 37:38).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 24:13-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 24:14

A reward — It is not only sweet for the present, but brings a sure and everlasting reward.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 22:18 For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Psalms 19:10-11 More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. ... Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart.
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.


Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; ... Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. ... She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.


Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
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Ps 19:10; 119:103, 111. Pv 2:1, 10; 3:13; 22:18; 23:18. Jr 15:16. Mt 19:21. Jm 1:25.

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