New International Version
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.
Proverbs 10:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As vinegar to the teeth - The acid softening and dissolving the alkali of the bone, so as to impair their texture, and render them incapable of masticating; and as smoke affects the eyes, irritating their tender vessels, so as to give pain and prevent distinct vision; so the sluggard, the lounging, thriftless messenger, who never returns in time with the desired answer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
and so that you may live long in the land the LORD swore to your ancestors to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Before his time he will wither, and his branches will not flourish.
He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
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