Proverbs 10:29
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English Standard Version
The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.

King James Bible
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

American Standard Version
The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord: and fear to them that work evil.

English Revised Version
The way of the LORD is a strong hold to the upright; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 10:29 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 Like sport to a fool is the commission of a crime;

     And wisdom to a man of understanding.

Otherwise Lwenstein: to a fool the carrying out of a plan is as sport; to the man of understanding, on the contrary, as wisdom. זמּה, from זמם, to press together, mentally to think, as Job 17:11, and according to Gesenius, also Proverbs 21:27; Proverbs 24:9. But זמּה has the prevailing signification of an outrage against morality, a sin of unchastity; and especially the phrase עשׂה זמּה is in Judges 20:6 and in Ezekiel not otherwise used, so that all the old interpreters render it here by patrare scelus; only the Targum has the equivocal עבד עבידתּא; the Syriac, however, 'bd bı̂_taa'. Sinful conduct appears to the fool, who places himself above the solemnity of the moral law, as sport; and wisdom, on the contrary, (appears as sport) to a man of understanding. We would not venture on this acceptation of כּשׂחוק if שׂחק were not attributed, Proverbs 8:30., to wisdom itself. This alternate relationship recommends itself by the indetermination of חכמהו, which is not favourable to the interpretation: sed sapientiam colit vir intelligens, or as Jerome has it: sapientia autem est viro prudentia. The subjects of the antithesis chiastically combine within the verse: חכמה, in contrast to wicked conduct, is acting in accordance with moral principles. This to the man of understanding is as easy as sporting, just as to the fool is shameless sinning; for he follows in this an inner impulse, it brings to him joy, it is the element in which he feels himself satisfied.

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Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary...

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said the LORD.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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Proverbs 21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

Psalm 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume...

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils...

Luke 13:26,27 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets...

Romans 2:8,9 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:6
Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.

Proverbs 21:15
When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

Hosea 14:9
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the LORD are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

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