Proverbs 2:21
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,

King James Bible
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

American Standard Version
For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they that are upright shall dwell in the earth, and the simple shall continue in it.

English Revised Version
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Proverbs 2:21 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this verse the regimen of the מן, 12b, is to be regarded as lost; the description now goes on independently. Whoever does not shrink back from evil, but gives himself up to deceit, who finally is at home in it as in his own proper life-element, and rejoices, yea, delights in that which he ought to shun as something destructive and to be rejected. The neut. רע is frequently an attributive genit., Proverbs 6:24; Proverbs 15:26; Proverbs 28:5; cf. טוב, Proverbs 24:25, which here, since תּהפּכות are those who in themselves are bad, does not separate, but heightens: perversitates non simplices aut vulgares, sed pessimae et ex omni parte vitiosae (J. H. Michaelis). With אשׁר (οἵτινες), Proverbs 2:15, this part is brought to a conclusion. Fleischer, Bertheau, and others interpret ארחתיהם, as the accus. of the nearer definition, as σκολιὸς τὸν νοῦν, τὰς πράξεις; but should it be an accus., then would we expect, in this position of the words, עקּשׁוּ (Isaiah 59:8; Proverbs 10:8, cf. Proverbs 9:15). עקּשׁים is the pred.; for ארח, like דּרך, admits of both genders. וּנלוזים carries in it its subject הם; לוּז, like the Arab. l'd, l'dh, is a weaker form of לוּץ, flectere, inclinare, intrans. recedere: they are turned aside, inclined out of the way to the right and left in their walk (בּ as Proverbs 17:20).

Proverbs 2:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels...

Psalm 37:3,9,11,22,29 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed...

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 112:4-6 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous...

Cross References
Psalm 37:9
For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Psalm 37:29
The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

Proverbs 10:30
The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

Jump to Previous
Blameless Dwell Earth Good Heritage Inhabit Integrity Live Perfect Upright Whole-Hearted
Jump to Next
Blameless Dwell Earth Good Heritage Inhabit Integrity Live Perfect Upright Whole-Hearted
Links
Proverbs 2:21 NIV
Proverbs 2:21 NLT
Proverbs 2:21 ESV
Proverbs 2:21 NASB
Proverbs 2:21 KJV

Proverbs 2:21 Bible Apps
Proverbs 2:21 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 2:21 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 2:21 French Bible
Proverbs 2:21 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Proverbs 2:20
Top of Page
Top of Page