New International Version
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
King James Bible
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
World English Bible
By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When it goeth well - An upright, pious, sensible man is a great blessing to the neighborhood where he resides, by his example, his advice, and his prayers. The considerate prize him on these accounts, and rejoice in his prosperity. But when the wicked perish, who has been a general curse by the contagion of his example and conversation, there is not only no regret expressed for his decease, but a general joy because God has removed him.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.
Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
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