Proverbs 1:27
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New International Version
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

King James Bible
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Darby Bible Translation
when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you:

World English Bible
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.

Young's Literal Translation
When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Your destruction cometh as a whirlwind - כסופה kesuphah, as the all-prostrating blast. Sense and sound are here well expressed. Suphah here is the gust of wind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

your fear

Proverbs 3:25,26 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes...

Proverbs 10:24,25 The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted...

Psalm 69:22-28 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap...

Luke 21:26,34,35 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth...

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...

as a

Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off...

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

distress

Luke 21:23-25 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land...

Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man that does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

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A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Job 27:9
Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.

Proverbs 10:25
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

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