Proverbs 15:25
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English Standard Version
The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow’s boundaries.

King James Bible
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.

English Revised Version
The LORD will root up the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Proverbs 15:25 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

19 The way of the slothful is as hedged with thorns;

     But the path of the righteous is paved.

Hitzig misses the contrast between אצל (slothful) and ישׁרים (upright), and instead of the slothful reads עריץ, the tyrannical. But is then the slothful ישׁר? The contrast is indeed not that of contradiction, but the slothful is one who does not act uprightly, a man who fails to fulfil the duty of labour common to man, and of his own special calling. The way of such an one is כּמשׂכת חדק, like a fencing with thorns (from חדק, R. חד, to be pointed, sharp, distinguished from Arab. hadḳ, to surround, and in the meaning to fix with the look, denom. of khadaḳt, the apple of the eye), so that he goes not forwards, and sees hindrances and difficulties everywhere, which frighten him back, excusing his shunning his work, his remissness of will, and his doing nothing; on the contrary, the path of those who wait truly and honestly on their calling, and prosecute their aim, is raised up like a skilfully made street, so that unhindered and quickly they go forward (סלוּלה, R. סל, aggerare, cf. Jeremiah 18:15 with Isaiah 49:11 and Isaiah 49:4 :8, סלסל, which was still in use in the common language of Palestine in the second cent., Rosch haschana, 26b).

Proverbs 15:25 Parallel Commentaries

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destroy

Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Job 40:11-13 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him...

Psalm 52:1,5 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually...

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud and lofty, and on every one that is lifted up...

Daniel 5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

but

Deuteronomy 10:17,18 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons...

Psalm 68:5,6 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation...

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:14
"You shall not move your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance that you will hold in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Psalm 68:5
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Proverbs 15:26
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless,

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