Proverbs 10:27
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD lengthens one's life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

International Standard Version
Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the wicked will not live long.

NET Bible
Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the life span of the wicked will be shortened.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The worship of Lord Jehovah will add days, and the years of the evil ones will be subtracted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD lengthens [the number of] days, but the years of wicked people are shortened.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD prolongs life,
            But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD shall prolong days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him. 27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. 28The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:9
so that you may prolong your days on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Job 15:32
"It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green.

Job 15:33
"He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.

Job 22:16
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?

Psalm 55:23
But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

Proverbs 3:2
For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 9:11
For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 28:18
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Ecclesiastes 7:17
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

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Proverbs 3:2,16 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you…

Proverbs 9:11 For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life …

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for …

Psalm 34:11-13 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD…

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

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Job 15:32,33 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green…

Job 22:15,16 Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden…

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: …

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die …

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets …

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

(27) The fear of the Lord prolongeth days.--The special Old Testament blessing for obedience (comp. Proverbs 9:11), often fulfilled now, too, in the case of those who live on to old age, in the quiet fulfilment of duty; while others are shortening their lives by excessive anxieties, or the pursuit of pleasure.

Verse 27. - The fear of the Lord prolongeth days. The premise of long life as the reward of a religious conversation is often found in our book, where temporal retribution is set forth (see Proverbs 3:2; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 14:27). Shall be shortened, as Psalm 55:23; Ecclesiastes 7:17. The fear of the Lord prolongeth days,.... Not beyond the time fixed in the unalterable purposes and decrees of God, Job 14:5; but longer than some others, or than those that fear the Lord expect to live; or longer than, according to the course of nature, and the weakness of their constitutions, it could be thought they should live. Long life is promised to them that fear the Lord; godliness has the promise of this life and of that to come; the fear of the Lord is the means of preserving persons from those things which are pernicious to the health of men, and so of prolonging their days; as well as it has length of days, for ever and ever, even eternal life, annexed to it; see Psalm 34:11;

but the years of the wicked shall be shortened; through diseases, which their sins bring upon them, which cut them off before they have lived out half their days; or by means of which, their sins, they come into the hand of the civil magistrate, and die before their time; or are taken off in their full strength by the immediate judgment of God, as were Ananias and Sapphira; and so they die in the midst of their days; and before the time, which, according to the course of nature, and the common period of life, in all human probability they might have arrived unto, Psalm 55:23. 27. (Compare Pr 9:11; Ps 55:23).10:22. That wealth which is truly desirable, has no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment; no grief for the loss; no guilt by the abuse of it. What comes from the love of God, has the grace of God for its companion. 23. Only foolish and wicked men divert themselves with doing harm to others, or tempting to sin. 24. The largest desire of eternal blessings the righteous can form, will be granted. 25. The course of prosperous sinners is like a whirlwind, which soon spends itself, and is gone. 26. As vinegar sets the teeth on edge, and as the smoke causes the eyes to smart, so the sluggard vexes his employer. 27,28. What man is he that loves life? Let him fear God, and that will secure to him life enough in this world, and eternal life in the other.
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