Proverbs 12:3
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New International Version
No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

King James Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Darby Bible Translation
A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

World English Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A man shall not be established by wickedness - Evil is always variable: it has no fixed principle, except the root that is in the human heart; and even that is ever assuming new forms. Nothing is permanent but goodness; and that is unchangeable, because it comes from God. The produce of goodness is permanent, because it has God's blessing in it: the fruit of wickedness, or the property procured by wickedness, is transitory, because it has God's curse in it. The righteous has his root in God; and therefore he shall not be moved.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall not be established

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Job 5:3-5 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation...

Job 15:1,2 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said...

1 Samuel 25:33 And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, which have kept me this day from coming to shed blood...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

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The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Proverbs 10:25
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

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