New International Version
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
King James Bible
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah suffereth not the soul of the righteous [man] to famish; but he repelleth the craving of the wicked.
World English Bible
Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.
Proverbs 10:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But he casteth away the substance of the wicked - But instead of רשעים reshaim, the wicked, בוגדים bogedim, hypocrites, or perfidious persons, is the reading of twelve or fourteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., and some editions; but it is not acknowledged by any of the ancient versions.
The righteous have God for their feeder; and because of his infinite bounty, they can never famish for want of the bread of life. On the contrary, the wicked are often, in the course of his providence, deprived of the property of which they make a bad use.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the substance of the wicked
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
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.
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