Proverbs 13:9
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New International Version
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

King James Bible
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Darby Bible Translation
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

World English Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Young's Literal Translation
The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The light of the righteous rejoiceth - They shall have that measure of prosperity which shall be best for them; but the wicked, howsoever prosperous for a time, shall be brought into desolation. Light and lamp in both cases may signify posterity. The righteous shall have a joyous posterity; but that of the wicked shall be cut off. So 1 Kings 11:36 : "And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light (נר ner, a lamp) always before me." 1 Kings 15:4 : "Nevertheless for David's sake did the Lord give them a lamp, to set up his son after him." See also Psalm 132:17, and several other places.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

light

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

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...

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

lamp

Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Proverbs 24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Job 18:5,6 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine...

Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction on them! God distributes sorrows in his anger.

Isaiah 50:10,11 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light...

Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness...

Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

Library
The Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Redeemed
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 18:5
"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.

Job 29:3
when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Proverbs 13:8
A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

Proverbs 13:10
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 20:20
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

Proverbs 24:20
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

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