Proverbs 10:6
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New International Version
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.

New Living Translation
The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.

English Standard Version
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

New American Standard Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

King James Bible
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

International Standard Version
Blessings come upon the head of the righteous, but the words of the wicked conceal violence.

NET Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessing will be upon the head of the righteous and the mouth of the evil will conceal evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessings cover the head of a righteous person, but violence covers the mouths of wicked people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessings are upon the head of the just, but the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

American King James Version
Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

American Standard Version
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessings are upon the head of a righteous [man]; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.

English Revised Version
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

World English Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Blessings are for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
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 6. - Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. So Ver. 11. This is usually explained to mean either that the consciousness of his own iniquity silences the sinner when he would speak against the righteous, or his violence and injustice, returning on his own head, are like a bandage over his mouth (Leviticus 13:45; Micah 3:7), reducing him to shame and silence. Others, again, consider the signification to be - in default of the good, honest words which should proceed from a man's mouth, the sinner pours forth injustice and wickedness. But it is best (as in Ver. 14) to take "mouth" as the subject: "The mouth of the wicked concealeth violence," that he may wait for the opportunity of practising it. The contrast is between the manifest blessedness of the righteous and the secret sinister proceedings of the evil. The Vulgate and Septuagint give, "the blessing of the Lord." For "violence" the Septuagint has πένθος ἄωρον, "untimely grief;" the Hebrew word chamas bearing also the sense of "misery."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Blessings are upon the head of the just,.... That seeks for righteousness, not by the works of the law, but by faith; that lives by faith upon the righteousness of Christ, and is justified by it, made, accounted, and reckoned just through it; and, in consequence of his faith, does justly, and lives soberly, righteously, and godly: upon his "head", who is Christ, blessings are; for he is "the head of every such man", 1 Corinthians 11:3; not the pope of Rome, but Christ, is head of the church; he is the representative and federal head of all the elect, both in eternity and time; he is a political head to them, as a king is to his subjects; an economical one, as the husband is the head of the wife, a father the head of his family, and a master the head of his servants; and he is in such sense a head to them as a natural head is to its body; he is of the same nature with them, superior to them, a perfect, only, everliving, and everlasting head. Upon him all the blessings of grace and goodness are; his people are blessed with them in him, their head, Ephesians 1:3; and from him they descend to them, the members of his body, just as the oil on Aaron's head ran down his beard to the skirts of his garments. So in an ancient writing of the Jews (y), this passage being mentioned, it is asked, Who is the head of the righteous? The answer is, the middle pillar; by whom they seem to mean a middle person, the Mediator, the Messiah. Or else, a part being put for the whole, the meaning is, that blessings are upon the persons of righteous ones, as the word is used in Proverbs 11:26; the Targum renders it,

"the heads of the righteous.''

All covenant blessings, spiritual ones, such as are blessings indeed, solid and substantial, irreversible, and for ever; particularly a justifying righteousness, from whence they are denominated just; pardon of sin, peace of soul, every sanctifying grace, the blessing of adoption, and a right to eternal life: these being said to be on the "head" of them, may denote that they come from above, and descend in a way of grace upon them; that they are visible and manifest; that they reside, continue, and remain upon them; that they are as an ornament and crown unto them; and that they are a security of them that no wrath and vengeance can fall upon them. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions, read, "the blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just"; and such are all the blessings before mentioned;

but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked; that is, either his violent dealings are open and manifest, and are a scandal to him, as well as entail a curse on him; or rather the fruit and effect of his violence and oppression, the punishment due thereunto, is so righteously inflicted on him, that his mouth is stopped, and he has not one word to say against the just judgments of God upon him, for his violent usage of men, whether here or hereafter; see Psalm 107:42. Some render the words, "the mouth of the wicked covereth violence" (z); palliates and excuses it, and calls it by another name; or hides and conceals that which is in the heart, and does not utter it; see Proverbs 10:18. The Targum is,

"in the mouth of the wicked rapine is covered;''

as a sweet morsel under their tongue, though in the end bitterness.

(y) Tikkune Zohar. Correct. 47. fol. 87. 2.((z) "os impiorum operiet injuriam", Montanus, Baynus; "operit iniquitem", Vatablus, Mercerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. Blessings—literally, "Praises." The last clause is better: "The mouth of the wicked covereth (or concealeth) violence (or mischievous devices)" to be executed in due time (Ps 5:9; 10:7; Ro 3:14), and hence has no praises (compare Pr 10:11).

Proverbs 10:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. 6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 7The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:5
He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

Obadiah 1:10
Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.
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Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

blessings

Proverbs 11:26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing …

Proverbs 24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing …

Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste …

Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you …

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

violence

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers …

Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of …

Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

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