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Proverbs 14:27 | A Fountain of Life

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 6: Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Scripture Memory

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27

fear | יִרְאָה

yir'â

Pronunciation: yir-aw'

Definition:

  • fear (of God)
  • respect, reverence, piety

Translations:

  • fear 41x
  • dreadful 1x

Fountain | מָקוֹר

māqôr

Pronunciation: maw-kore'

Definition:

  • spring, fountain
  • spring (of source of life, joy, purification)

Translations:

  • fountain 11x
  • spring 3x
  • wellspring 2x

Life | חַי

ḥay

Pronunciation: khah'-ee

Definition:

  • life
  • sustenance, maintenance

Translations:

  • live 197x
  • life 144x
  • beast 76x
  • alive 31x
  • creature 15x

Depart | סוּר

Sûr

Pronunciation: soor

Definition:

  • To turn aside
  • To come to an end
  • To put aside

Translations:

  • (put, take, …) away 97x
  • Depart 76x
  • Remove 35x
  • Take off 6x

Snares | מוֹקֵשׁ

môqēš

Pronunciation: mo-kashe'

Definition:

  • Bait, lure, snare

Translations:

  • Snare 20x
  • Gin 3x
  • Trap 2x

Death | מָוֶת

māveṯ

Pronunciation: maw'-veth

Definition:

  • Death, dying, realm of the dead
  • Death by violence (as a penalty)

Translations:

  • Death 128x
  • Die 22x
  • Dead 8x

Paraphrase

The [respect] of the LORD is a [spring] of [sustenance], to [turn aside] from the [traps] of [death by violence (as a penalty)]. Proverbs 14:27

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 13:14

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

Isaiah 33:6

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Reflections

About God

The “fountain of life” that we need is God Himself, in his Son, Jesus. That fountain is why and how we can turn from our sins to depart from eternal death.

About Self

By focusing on the Lord and having the right view of Him, I can turn aside from my sins and the destruction that follows sin wherever it goes - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Do I have the right view of God (fear of the Lord), and do I fully understand that it is only through Him that my sustenance comes?
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