New American Standard Bible
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
King James Bible
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Darby Bible Translation
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
World English Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Young's Literal Translation
The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
Proverbs 13:9 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Very beautiful in its poetry is the idea of the light "rejoicing" in its brightness (compare Psalm 19:5; Job 38:7). Note also the distinction between the "light" and the "lamp." The righteous ones have the true light in them. That which belongs to the wicked is only derived and temporary, and even that shall be extinguished before long. Compare a like distinction in John 1:8; John 5:35.
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
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