New American Standard Bible
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.
King James Bible
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.
World English Bible
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
"For God said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.'
"He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
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