New International Version
If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their children will fail.
King James Bible
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Darby Bible Translation
He that betrayeth friends for a prey -- even the eyes of his children shall fail.
World English Bible
He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Young's Literal Translation
For a portion he sheweth friendship, And the eyes of his sons are consumed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that speaketh flattery - There is a great variety of meaning given to the terms in this verse. The general sense is, The man who expects much from his friends will be disappointed: while depending on them his children's eyes may fail in looking for bread.
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Library9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better …
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser
Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
"'Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. "'Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."
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