Proverbs 3:33
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New International Version
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.

New Living Translation
The LORD curses the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the upright.

English Standard Version
The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

King James Bible
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's curse is on the household of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous;

International Standard Version
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

NET Bible
The LORD's curse is on the household of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The curse of Lord Jehovah is in the houses of the evil and he will bless the dwellings of the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD curses the house of wicked people, but he blesses the home of righteous people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked; But He blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

New American Standard 1977
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,
            But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked, but he shall bless the habitation of the just.

King James 2000 Bible
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.

American King James Version
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.

American Standard Version
The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

English Revised Version
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked; but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

World English Bible
Yahweh's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
32For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright. 33The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous. 34Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:14
'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,

Leviticus 26:16
I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.

Deuteronomy 11:28
and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.

Job 8:6
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

Psalm 1:3
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Psalm 37:22
For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.

Zechariah 5:3
Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Zechariah 5:4
"I will make it go forth," declares the LORD of hosts, "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones."

Malachi 2:2
"If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.
Treasury of Scripture

The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.

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Proverbs 21:12 The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God …

Leviticus 26:14 But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments;

Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you …

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of …

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

Joshua 6:18 And you, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest …

Joshua 7:13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to …

Psalm 37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that …

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give …

he blesseth

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

2 Samuel 6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite …

Job 8:6,7 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, …

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near …

(33) He blesseth the habitation of the just.--The word rendered "habitation" often signifies "pasture," "sheepfold," and this is a relic of the time when the Israelites led a nomad life and had no fixed habitations; so the cry, "To your tents, O Israel!" (1Kings 12:16) was still in use long after the settlement in Canaan. By some there is thought to be a distinction intended between the well-built "house" of the wicked and the slightly constructed cottage of the humble just man, no better than a shepherd's hut.

Verse 33. - The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked. From ver. 33 to the end of the discourse the contrast is continued between the condition of the wicked and the just, the scornful and the lowly, the wise and the fools. In the verse before us a further reason is given why the prosperity of the wicked is not enviable. The curse of Jehovah dwells in and rests upon his house. The curse; m'erah, from arav, "to curse." This word only occurs five times in the Old Testament once in Deuteronomy, twice in Proverbs (here and in Proverbs 28:27), and twice in Malachi. The nature of the curse may be learned from Deuteronomy 28:20, where it is the infliction of temporal misfortunes ending with the "cutting off" of the wicked (see Psalm 37:22). It is a hovering evil, the source of constant misfortune. LXX., κατάρα. Cf. "the cursing" (alah) against thieves and swearers in Zechariah 5:4. But he blesseth the habitation the just. The contrast to the former, as in Deuteronomy 28:2-6. He blesseth; i.e. both temporarily and spiritually. Blessing does not exclude affliction, but "trials" are not "curses" (Wardlaw). Both the LXX. and the Vulgate render, "But the habitations of the just shall be blessed," the LXX. having read the pual future (y'vorak), "they shall be blessed," for the piel future (y'varik), "he shall bless," of the text. The habitation; naveh, from navah, "to sit down," "to dwell." A poetic and nomad (Fleischer) word usually understood of a small dwelling is tugurium, the shepherd's hut or cottage, "the sheepcote" of 2 Samuel 7:8. The LXX. ἕπαυλις, and tho Vulgate hubitaculam, favour the suggestion of Gejerus, that a contrast is here made between the large house or palace (bayith) of the wicked and the small dwelling of the just. In Proverbs 21:20 and Proverbs 24:15 the word is rendered "dwelling." The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked,.... The wicked man, being a transgressor of the law, is under the curse of it; and all that he has, his house, his substance, his very blessings are curses; see Malachi 2:2; he is accursed amidst his greatest affluence, and sometimes from a plentiful estate is reduced to penury and want: and Aben Ezra interprets it, "the curse of want"; and the Vulgate Latin version is, "want from the Lord is", &c.

but he blesseth the habitation of the just; the righteous man, as before described; he is blessed himself, having the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, and his sins forgiven him for his sake; and what he has of worldly substance, though it be ever so little, he has it with a blessing; and therefore it is better than the riches of many wicked men; his house, though it is but a courage, as the word (k) here signifies, is blessed with the presence of God in it; his family, his children, and servants, are blessed, having his instructions and example, and especially when made effectual by the grace of God; as the house of Obededom was blessed for the sake of the ark, so is a just man's house, being a "bethel", an house of God, blessed on account of his worship in it; see 2 Samuel 6:11.

(k) "tugurio", Montanus; "tugurium, vel casam pastoritiam", Gejerus. 33. curse … wicked—It abides with them, and will be manifested.3:27-35 Our business is to observe the precepts of Christ, and to copy his example; to do justice, to love mercy, and to beware of covetousness; to be ready for every good work, avoiding needless strife, and bearing evils, if possible, rather than seeking redress by law. It will be found there is little got by striving. Let us not envy prosperous oppressors; far be it from the disciples of Christ to choose any of their ways. These truths may be despised by the covetous and luxurious, but everlasting contempt will be the portion of such scorners, while Divine favour is shown to the humble believer.
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