Proverbs 12:3
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English Standard Version
No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

King James Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

American Standard Version
A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Men shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved.

English Revised Version
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall never be moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Proverbs 12:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall,

     And the righteous shall flourish like the green leaf.

יפּול (plene after the Masora) as well as the figure וכעלה (cf. for the punctuation וכעשׁן, Proverbs 10:26) are singular, but are understood if one observes that in 28a a withered tree, and in 28b a tree with leaves ever green, hovers before the imagination of the poet (cf. Psalm 1:4; Jeremiah 17:8). The proud rich man, who on the ground of his riches appears to himself to be free from danger, goes on to his ruin (יפול as Proverbs 11:5, and frequently in the Book of Proverbs), while on the contrary the righteous continues to flourish like the leaf - they thus resemble the trees which perennially continue to flourish anew. Regarding עלה as originally collective (Symm. θάλλος), vid., at Isaiah 1:30, and regarding פּרח (R. פר, to break), here of the continual breaking forth of fresh-growing leaf-buds, vid., at Isaiah 11:1. The apostolic word names this continual growth the metamorphosis of believers, 2 Corinthians 2:18. The lxx has read וּמעלה (approved by Hitzig): and he who raiseth up the righteous.

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shall not be established

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Job 5:3-5 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation...

Job 15:1,2 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said...

1 Samuel 25:33 And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, which have kept me this day from coming to shed blood...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Cross References
Proverbs 10:25
When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

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