Proverbs 14:27

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

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Proverbs 14:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
ESV
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
NLT
27 Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
MSG
27 The Fear-of-God is a spring of living water so you won't go off drinking from poisoned wells.
CSB
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:27 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the Lord [is] a fountain of life
Where the true fear of God is, there is a real principle of grace, which is "a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life", ( John 4:14 ) ; eternal life is connected with it; it makes meet for it, and issues in it: or the Lord, who is the object of fear, he is the fountain of life: as of natural, so of spiritual and eternal life; spiritual life springs from him, is supported and maintained by him, the consequence of which is life everlasting; to depart from the snares of death;
sins, transgressions, as Aben Ezra interprets it; these are the works of men's hands, in which they are snared; these are the cords in which they are holden, and so die without instruction; the wages of them are death, even death eternal: likewise there are the snares of the world and of the devil, temptations to sin, with which being ensnared, lead to death; now the fear of the Lord is a means of delivering from and of avoiding those snares, and so of escaping death.

Proverbs 14:27 In-Context

25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
26 Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
28 A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:11
  • 2. Psalms 18:5; Proverbs 13:14