Proverbs 13:14

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!

Proverbs 13:14 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 13:14

The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life
Or "doctrine" F14; the doctrine of those who are taught by the word, and are wise unto salvation; the words or doctrines of the wise, which are given forth by one Shepherd; the instructions of such who are like Scribes, well instructed themselves unto the kingdom of heaven: these are as a fountain of living water; which are the means of quickening dead sinners, and of reviving and refreshing the souls of weary saints; and bring life and immortality to light, and point and lead to eternal life: and so direct souls to depart from the snares of death;
the snares of sin, Satan, and the world, to shun and avoid them; with which men being entangled, are brought to destruction and death.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (trwt) "doctrina", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schultens.

Proverbs 13:14 In-Context

12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.
13 Ignore the Word and suffer; honor God's commands and grow rich.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!
15 Sound thinking makes for gracious living, but liars walk a rough road.
16 A commonsense person lives good sense; fools litter the country with silliness.