Proverbs 15:25
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New American Standard Bible
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow.

World English Bible
Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.

Young's Literal Translation
The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The widow - Here, as elsewhere Deuteronomy 10:18; Psalm 68:5, the widow, as the most extreme type of desolation, stands as the representative of a class safer in their poverty under the protection of the Lord, than the proud in the haughtiness of their strength.

Proverbs 15:25 Parallel Commentaries

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God, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To Rechared, King of the Visigoths [82] . Gregory to Rechared, &c. I cannot express in words, most excellent son, how much I am delighted with thy work and thy life. For on hearing of the power of a new miracle in our days, to wit that the whole nation of the Goths has through thy Excellency been brought over from the error of Arian heresy to the firmness of a right faith, one is disposed to exclaim with the prophet, This is the change wrought by the right hand of the Most High (Ps. lxxvi. 11 [83]
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:14
"You shall not move your neighbor's boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess.

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.

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
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

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