Proverbs 10:7
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English Standard Version
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

King James Bible
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

American Standard Version
The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot.

English Revised Version
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Webster's Bible Translation
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 10:7 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the introduction, chap. 1-9, there are larger sections of interconnected thoughts having one common aim. Even in Proverbs 6:1-19 there are manifestly three proverbial discourses distinguished from one another, shorter indeed, yet containing one fundamental thought. Such proverbs as are primarily designed to form one completed little whole of themselves, are not here to be met with. On the contrary, the Solomonic collection which now follows consists of pure distichs, for the most part antithetical, but at the same time going over all the forms of the technical proverb, as we have already shown; vid., p. 16. Accordingly the exposition must from this point onward renounce reproduced combinations of thought. The succession of proverbs here is nevertheless not one that is purely accidental or without thought; it is more than a happy accident when three of the same character stand together; the collector has connected together proverb with proverb according to certain common characteristics (Bertheau). And yet more than that: the mass separates itself into groups, not merely succeeding one another, but because a certain connection of ideas connects together a number of proverbs, in such a way that the succession is broken, and a new point of departure is arrived at (Hitzig). There is no comprehensive plan, such as Oetinger in his summary view of its contents supposes; the progressive unfolding follows no systematic scheme, but continuously wells forth. But that the editor, whom we take also to be the arranger of the contents of the book, did not throw them together by good chance, but in placing them together was guided by certain reasons, the very first proverb here shows, for it is chosen in conformity with the design of this book, which is specially dedicated to youth:

1 A wise son maketh glad his father;

   A foolish son is his mother's grief.

One sees here quite distinctly (cf. Hosea 13:13) that חכם (from חכם, properly to be thick, stout, solid, as πυκνός equals σοφός) is primarily a practical and ethical conception. Similar proverbs are found further on, but consisting of synonymous parallel members, in which either the father both times represents the parents, as Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 23:24, or father and mother are separated, each being named in different members, as Proverbs 17:25; Proverbs 23:25, and particularly Proverbs 15:20, where 20a equals 1a of the above proverb. It is incorrect to say, with Hitzig, that this contrast draws the division after it: the division lies nearer in the synonymous distichs, and is there less liable to be misunderstood than in the antithetic. Thus, from this proverb before us, it might be concluded that grief on account of a befooled son going astray in bypaths, and not coming to the right way, falls principally on the mother, as (Sir. 3:9) is often the case in unfortunate marriages. The idea of the parents is in this way only separated, and the two members stand in suppletive interchangeable relationship. ישׂמּח is the middle of the clause, and is the usual form in connection; ישׂמּח is the pausal form. תּוּגה, from הוגה (יגה), has pass. , as תּורה, act. . "The expression of the pred. 1b is like Proverbs 3:17; Proverbs 8:6; Proverbs 10:14.; cf. e.g., Arab. âlastaḳṣa furkat, oversharpening is dividing, i.e., effects it inquiries become or lead to separation (cf. our proverb, Allzuscharf macht scharig equals too much sharpening makes full of notches); Burckhardt, Sprchw. Nr. 337" (Fl.).

Proverbs 10:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

memory

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Mark 14:9 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world...

Luke 1:48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed.

the name

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Psalm 9:5,6 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name for ever and ever...

Psalm 109:13,15 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out...

Ecclesiastes 8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy...

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:33
And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the upper part of the tombs of the sons of David, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honor at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his place.

Job 18:17
His memory perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the street.

Job 24:20
The womb forgets them; the worm finds them sweet; they are no longer remembered, so wickedness is broken like a tree.'

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.

Psalm 9:6
The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.

Psalm 34:16
The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 109:13
May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!

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