PROVERBS 19:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.”

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Proverbs 19:23 Translation & Meaning

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The fear יִרְאַ֣ת Fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence fear
of the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
tendeth (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to life: לְחַיִּ֑ים Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively life
and shall abide יָ֝לִ֗ין To stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain) abide
he that hath it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
satisfied; וְשָׂבֵ֥עַ Satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense) satisfied
he shall not בַּל Properly, a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverb) not at all; also lest not
be visited יִפָּ֥קֶד To visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc visited
with evil. רָֽע׃ Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil

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  • 21  There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

  • 22  The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

  • 23  The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

  • 24  A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

  • 25  Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.




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