Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

New American Standard Bible

The one who despises the word will be in debt to it,
But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

King James Version

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Holman Bible

The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty,
but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

International Standard Version

Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.

A Conservative Version

He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

American Standard Version

Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Amplified


Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself,
But he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] will be rewarded.

Bible in Basic English

He who makes sport of the word will come to destruction, but the respecter of the law will be rewarded.

Darby Translation

Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Julia Smith Translation

He despising to the word it shall be perverse to him: and he fearing the command shall be requited.

King James 2000

Whosoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who despises a word will bring destruction on himself, but he who respects a commandment will be rewarded.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever despises the Word shall be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso despiseth the word, destroyeth himself; but he that feareth the commandment shall have peace.

NET Bible

The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

The Emphasized Bible

He that despiseth a matter, shall get pledged thereto, but, he that revereth a commandment, the same shall be recompensed.

Webster

Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

but he that feareth
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Numbers 15:31

Because he has despised the word of Yahweh, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'"

2 Samuel 12:9-10

Why have you despised the word of Yahweh, to do that which is evil in his sight? You have struck Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

Ezra 10:3

Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God. Let it be done according to the law.

Psalm 19:11

Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 115:13

He will bless those who fear Yahweh, both small and great.

Psalm 119:165

Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.

Proverbs 1:25

but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof;

Proverbs 1:30-31

They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.

Proverbs 13:21

Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Jeremiah 43:2

then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to live there;

Jeremiah 44:16-17

As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of Yahweh, we will not listen to you.

Ezekiel 20:13

But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they didn't walk in my statutes, and they rejected my ordinances, which if a man keep, he shall live in them; and my Sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I said I would pour out my wrath on them in the wilderness, to consume them.

Ezekiel 20:16

because they rejected my ordinances, and didn't walk in my statutes, and profaned my Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

Ezekiel 20:24

because they had not executed my ordinances, but had rejected my statutes, and had profaned my Sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name.

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 16:31

"He said to him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'"

Hebrews 10:28-29

A man who disregards Moses' law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses.

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves, that we don't lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.

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