Proverbs 13:14

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Proverbs 13:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
ESV
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
NLT
14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
MSG
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!
CSB
14 A wise man's instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.

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 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
15 Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.
16 All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

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