Proverbs 2:22
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English Standard Version
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.

King James Bible
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

American Standard Version
But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the wicked shall be destroyed from the earth: and they that do unjustly shall be taken away from it.

English Revised Version
But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, and they that deal treacherously shall be rooted out of it.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 2:22 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With the resumption of להצּילך, the watchful protection which wisdom affords to its possessors is further specified in these verses:

16 To save thee from the strange woman,

     From the stranger who useth smooth words;

The subject here continued is the fourfold wisdom named in Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 2:11. זר signifies alienus, which may also be equivalent to alius populi, but of a much wider compass - him who does not belong to a certain class (e.g., the non-priestly or the laity), the person or thing not belonging to me, or also some other than I designate; on the other hand, נכרי, peregrinus, scarcely anywhere divests itself of the essential mark of a strange foreign origin. While thus אשּׁה זרה is the non-married wife, נכריּה designates her as non-Israelitish. Prostitution was partly sanctioned in the cultus of the Midianites, Syrians, and other nations neighbouring to Israel, and thus was regarded as nothing less than customary. In Israel, on the contrary, the law (Deuteronomy 23:18.) forbade it under a penalty, and therefore it was chiefly practised by foreign women (Proverbs 23:27, and cf. the exception, Ruth 2:10),

(Note: In Talmudic Heb. ארמית (Aramean) has this meaning for the Biblical נכריּה.)

an inveterate vice, which spread itself particularly from the latter days of Solomon, along with general ungodliness, and excusing itself under the polygamy sanctioned by the law, brought ruin on the state. The Chokma contends against this, and throughout presents monogamy as alone corresponding to the institution and the idea of the relation. Designating marriage as the "covenant of God," it condemns not only adulterous but generally promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, because unhallowed and thus unjustifiable, and likewise arbitrary divorce. Regarding the ancient ceremonies connected with the celebration of marriage we are not specially informed; but from Proverbs 2:17, Malachi 2:14 (Ewald, Bertheau, Hitzig, but not Khler), it appears that the celebration of marriage was a religious act, and that they who were joined together in marriage called God to witness and ratify the vows they took upon themselves. The perf. in the attributive clause אמריה החליקה proceeds on the routine acquired in cajoling and dissembling: who has smoothed her words, i.e., learned to entice by flattering words (Fl.).

Proverbs 2:22 Parallel Commentaries

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the wicked

Proverbs 5:22,23 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins...

Job 18:16-18 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off...

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Psalm 37:20,22,28,37,38 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume...

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Psalm 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless you the LORD, O my soul. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 145:20 The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Isaiah 3:10,11 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings...


Deuteronomy 7:22 And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once...

Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other gods...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:63
And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Deuteronomy 29:28
and the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and cast them into another land, as they are this day.'

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 37:38
But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 52:5
But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Proverbs 10:30
The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.

Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

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