New International Version
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
King James Bible
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessings are upon the head of a righteous [man]; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
World English Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Blessings are for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
Proverbs 10:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked - As blessings shall be on the head of the just, so the violence of the wicked shall cover their face with shame and confusion. Their own violent dealings shall be visited upon them. The mouth forsoth of unpitious men wickidnesse covereth. - Old MS. Bible. "The forehead of the ungodly is past shame, and presumptuous." - Coverdale.
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'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 …
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He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.
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