English Standard Version
The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
King James Bible
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
American Standard Version
The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked, unto sin.
English Revised Version
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life; the increase of the wicked to sin.
Webster's Bible Translation
The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
Proverbs 10:16 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
This verse contains another proverb, similarly formed, parallel with the half of Proverbs 10:8 :
He that winketh with the eye causeth trouble;
And a foolish mouth comes to ruin.
Regarding the winking or nipping, i.e., the repeated nipping of the eyes (cf. nictare, frequent. of nicere), as the conduct of the malicious or malignant, which aims at the derision or injury of him to whom it refers, vid., under Proverbs 6:13; there קרץ was connected with ב of the means of the action; here, as Psalm 35:19, cf. Proverbs 16:30, it is connected with the object accus. He who so does produces trouble (heart-sorrow, Proverbs 15:13), whether it be that he who is the butt of this mockery marks it, or that he is the victim of secretly concerted injury; יתּן is not here used impersonally, as Proverbs 13:10, but as Proverbs 29:15, cf. Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 24:20, in the sense of the cause. 10b forms a striking contrast to 10a, according to the text of the lxx: ὁ δὲ ἐλεγχων μετὰ παῤῥησίας εἰρηνοποιεῖ, contrary to the Syr., by the Hebrew text, which certainly is older than this its correction, which Ewald and Lagarde unsuccessfully attempt to translate into the Hebrew. The foolish mouth, here understood in conformity with 10a, is one who talks at random, without examination and deliberation, and thus suddenly stumbles and falls over, so that he comes to lie on the ground, to his own disgrace and injury.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.
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