Parallel Verses

Amplified

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

New American Standard Bible

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

King James Version

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Holman Bible

A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life,
turning people away from the snares of death.

International Standard Version

What the wise have to teach is a fountain of life and causes someone to avoid the snares of death.

A Conservative Version

The law of a wise man is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

American Standard Version

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

Bible in Basic English

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.

Darby Translation

The teaching of the wise man is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Julia Smith Translation

The law of the wise one a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

King James 2000

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The teaching of the wise [is] a fountain of life, [in order] to avoid the snares of death.

Modern King James verseion

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The law is a well of life unto the wise; that it may keep him from the snares of death.

NET Bible

Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.

New Heart English Bible

The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.

The Emphasized Bible

the instruction of the wise, is a well-spring of life, by departing from the snares of death.

Webster

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

World English Bible

The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.

Youngs Literal Translation

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

is a fountain
מקר מקור 
Maqowr 
Usage: 18

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

to depart
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

from the snares
מקשׁ מוקשׁ 
Mowqesh 
Usage: 27

References

Easton

Gin

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

13 Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard [like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp].



Cross References

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 14:27

Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

Psalm 18:5

The cords of Sheol (the place of the dead) surrounded me; the snares of death confronted and came upon me.

2 Samuel 22:6-7

The cords of Sheol were entangling me; I encountered the snares of death.

Psalm 116:3

The cords and sorrows of death were around me, and the terrors of Sheol (the place of the dead) had laid hold of me; I suffered anguish and grief (trouble and sorrow).

Proverbs 9:11

For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Proverbs 15:24

The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and love, truth and fidelity [to God and man -- "not by sacrificial offerings], iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly.

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