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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryThe 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
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
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