Proverbs 10:7
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New International Version
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.

King James Bible
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Darby Bible Translation
The memory of the righteous [man] shall be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

World English Bible
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Young's Literal Translation
The remembrance of the righteous is for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The memory of the just is blessed - Or, is a blessing.

But the name of the wicked shall rot - This is another antithesis; but there are only two antithetic terms, for memory and name are synonymous - Lowth. The very name of the wicked is as offensive as putrid carrion.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

memory

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Mark 14:9 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world...

Luke 1:48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed.

the name

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Psalm 9:5,6 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name for ever and ever...

Psalm 109:13,15 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out...

Ecclesiastes 8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy...

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth...

Library
The 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.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:33
Hezekiah rested with his ancestors and was buried on the hill where the tombs of David's descendants are. All Judah and the people of Jerusalem honored him when he died. And Manasseh his son succeeded him as king.

Job 18:17
The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.

Job 24:20
The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.

Psalm 9:6
Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.

Psalm 34:16
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.

Psalm 109:13
May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.

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