Proverbs 10:3
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New International Version
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

New Living Translation
The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.

English Standard Version
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

King James Bible
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the wicked what they crave.

International Standard Version
The LORD won't cause the righteous to hunger, but he will reject what the wicked crave.

NET Bible
The LORD satisfies the appetite of the righteous, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Lord Jehovah will not famish the soul of the righteous, but the property of the evil he demolishes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will not allow a righteous person to starve, but he intentionally ignores the desires of a wicked person.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish, but wickedness shall cast out the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the desire of the wicked.

American King James Version
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah suffereth not the soul of the righteous [man] to famish; but he repelleth the craving of the wicked.

English Revised Version
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

World English Bible
Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1 The comfort of parents much depends on their children; and this suggests to both, motives to their duties. 2,3. Though the righteous may be poor, the Lord will not suffer him to want what is needful for spiritual life. 4. Those who are fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, are likely to be rich in faith, and rich in good works. 5. Here is just blame of those who trifle away opportunities, both for here and for hereafter. 6. Abundance of blessings shall abide on good men; real blessings.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish (comp. Proverbs 19:23). The soul is the life (comp. Proverbs 13:25). So the psalmist says (Psalm 37:25), "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread." Christ speaks of the providence that watches over the lower creatures, and draws thence a lesson of trust in his care of man. concluding, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:26, 33). But he casteth away the substance of the wicked; Septuagint, "He will overthrew the life of the wicked;" Vulgate, "He overturns the plots of sinners." The word rendered "substance" (havvah) is better understood as "desire." God frustrates the eager longing (for food or other good things) of the wicked; they are never satisfied, and get no real enjoyment out of what they crave (comp. Proverbs 13:25).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish,.... Or to perish by famine: not but that good men may be afflicted with it, as Jacob and his sons were, when the famine was in Egypt and in other lands; and as the apostles, particularly the Apostle Paul, were often in hunger and thirst, yet not so as to be destroyed by it; for in "famine" the Lord redeems such from death; though the young lions lack and suffer hunger, they that fear the Lord shall not want any good thing; at least whatever they may suffer this way does not arise from the wrath of God, nor does it nor can it separate from the love of God and Christ, Job 5:20. Moreover, the souls of such shall not be famished for want of spiritual food; shall not have a famine of the word and ordinances; their souls shall be fed, as with marrow and fatness, with the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock: the church, though in the wilderness, is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, Revelation 12:14;

but he casteth away the substance of the wicked; that which is got in a wicked way; as sometimes he causes it to diminish by little and little; at other times he forcibly and suddenly drives it away, and causes it to take wings and fly away; though it has been swallowed down with great greediness and in great abundance, he makes them throw it up again, and casts it out of their belly, whether they will or not, so that it does not profit them, Job 20:15.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. (Compare Ps 37:16-20). The last clause is better: "He will repel the greedy desires of the wicked."

Proverbs 10:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
2Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death. 3The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked. 4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Psalm 34:9
Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 37:25
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

Proverbs 28:9
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

Proverbs 28:25
The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper.
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The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked.

will

Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem you from death: and in war from the power …

Psalm 10:14 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it …

Psalm 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 34:9,10 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Psalm 37:3,19,25 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and …

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions …

Matthew 6:30-33 Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and …

Luke 12:22-24,31 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

but

Job 20:5-8,20-22,28 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Habakkuk 2:6-8 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting …

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

the substance of the wicked

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

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