Proverbs 22:28
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New International Version
Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.

New Living Translation
Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers set up by previous generations.

English Standard Version
Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.

New American Standard Bible
Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

King James Bible
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't move an ancient boundary marker that your fathers set up.

International Standard Version
Don't remove an ancient boundary stone that was set up by your ancestors.

NET Bible
Do not move an ancient boundary stone which was put in place by your ancestors.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not remove the border which your fathers have made from old times.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not move an ancient boundary marker that your ancestors set in place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

King James 2000 Bible
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

American King James Version
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

American Standard Version
Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pass not beyond the ancient bounds which thy fathers have set.

Darby Bible Translation
Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.

English Revised Version
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

World English Bible
Don't move the ancient boundary stone, which your fathers have set up.

Young's Literal Translation
Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:26,27. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have. 28. We are taught not to trespass on another man's right. And it is hard to find a truly industrious man. Such a man will rise. Seest thou a man diligent in the business of religion? He is likely to excel. Let us then be diligent in God's work.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - The first line is repeated at Proverbs 23:10. (On the sanctity of landmarks, see note on Proverbs 15:25.) Some of the stones, exhibiting a bilingual inscription, which marked the boundaries of the Levitical city of Gezer, were discovered by Gauneau in 1874 ('Quart. Statement Pal. Explor. Fund,' 1874). The Septuagint calls the landmarks ὅρια αἰώνια.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set. Or, "the ancient border" or "boundary" (n); by which lands, estates, and inheritances, were marked, bounded, and distinguished; set by ancestors in agreement with their neighbours; which to remove was contrary to a law, and a curse is denounced upon those that did it, Deuteronomy 19:14; and was always reckoned a very heinous crime in early times; See Gill on Job 24:2. This was so sacred a thing among the Romans, that they had a deity which presided over those bounds, and had its name from them. Some apply this, in a political sense, to laws of long standing, and customs of long prescription; and others interpret it, in a theological sense, of doctrines and practices settled by the fathers of the church; which, if understood of Christ and his apostles only, will be allowed; but if of the ancient fathers of the church that followed them, it should not be received; since they were but fallible men, and guilty of many errors and mistakes, both in doctrine and practice.

(n) "terminum antiquum", Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. (Compare Pr 23:10). Do not entrench on others (De 19:14; 27:17).

Proverbs 22:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
27If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you? 28Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set. 29Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:14
Do not move your neighbor's boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Deuteronomy 27:17
"Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor's boundary stone." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Job 24:2
There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
Treasury of Scripture

Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

remove

Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Deuteronomy 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old …

Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that removes his neighbor's landmark. And all the people …

Job 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

landmark or bound

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