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Proverbs 13:14

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

Read Proverbs 13:14 Using Other Translations

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

What does Proverbs 13:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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