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Proverbs 28:14

Context
NET ©

Blessed is the one who is always cautious, 1  but whoever hardens his heart 2  will fall into evil.

NIV ©

Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

NASB ©

How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

NLT ©

Blessed are those who have a tender conscience, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.

MSG ©

A tenderhearted person lives a blessed life; a hardhearted person lives a hard life.

BBE ©

Happy is the man in whom is the fear of the Lord at all times; but he whose heart is hard will come into trouble.

NRSV ©

Happy is the one who is never without fear, but one who is hard-hearted will fall into calamity.

NKJV ©

Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.


KJV
Happy
<0835>
[is] the man
<0120>
that feareth
<06342> (8764)
alway
<08548>_:
but he that hardeneth
<07185> (8688)
his heart
<03820>
shall fall
<05307> (8799)
into mischief
<07451>_.
NASB ©
How blessed
<0835>
is the man
<0120>
who fears
<06342>
always
<08548>
, But he who hardens
<07185>
his heart
<03820>
will fall
<05307>
into calamity
<07463>
.
HEBREW
herb
<07451>
lwpy
<05307>
wbl
<03820>
hsqmw
<07185>
dymt
<08548>
dxpm
<06342>
Mda
<0120>
yrsa (28:14)
<0835>
LXXM
(35:14) makariov
<3107
A-NSM
anhr
<435
N-NSM
ov
<3739
R-NSM
katapthssei {V-PAI-3S} panta
<3956
A-APN
di
<1223
PREP
eulabeian
<2124
N-ASF
o
<3588
T-NSM
de
<1161
PRT
sklhrov
<4642
A-NSM
thn
<3588
T-ASF
kardian
<2588
N-ASF
empeseitai
<1706
V-FMI-3S
kakoiv
<2556
A-DPM
NET © [draft] ITL
Blessed
<0835>
is the one
<0120>
who is always
<08548>
cautious
<06342>
, but whoever hardens
<07185>
his heart
<03820>
will fall
<05307>
into evil
<07451>
.
NET ©

Blessed is the one who is always cautious, 1  but whoever hardens his heart 2  will fall into evil.

NET © Notes

tn Most commentators (and some English versions, e.g., NIV) assume that the participle מְפַחֵד (mÿfakhed, “fears”) means “fears the Lord,” even though “the Lord” is not present in the text. Such an assumption would be more convincing if the word יִרְאַת (yirat) had been used. It is possible that the verse refers to fearing sin or its consequences. In other words, the one who is always apprehensive about the nature and consequences of sin will avoid sin and find God’s blessing. Of course the assumption that the phrase means “fear the Lord” could be correct as well. There would be little difference in the outcome; in either case sin would be avoided.

sn The one who “hardens his heart” in this context is the person who refuses to fear sin and its consequences. The image of the “hard heart” is one of a stubborn will, unyielding and unbending (cf. NCV, TEV, NLT). This individual will fall into sin.



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