New International Version
The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
King James Bible
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect [man], but destruction to the workers of iniquity.
World English Bible
The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation
The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 10:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The way of the Lord is strength - In the path of obedience the upright man ever finds his strength renewed; the more he labors the stronger he grows. The same sentiment as that in Isaiah 40:31.
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
Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
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