Proverbs 10:27
New International Version
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

Berean Study Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be cut short.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

New King James Version
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

NASB 1995
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

NASB 1977
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Amplified Bible
The [reverent] fear of the LORD [worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect] prolongs one’s life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The worship of LORD JEHOVAH will add days, and the years of the evil ones will be subtracted.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fear of the Lord adds length of days: but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened.

Contemporary English Version
If you respect the LORD, you will live longer; if you keep doing wrong, your life will be cut short.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Good News Translation
Obey the LORD, and you will live longer. The wicked die before their time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD lengthens [the number of] days, but the years of wicked people are shortened.

International Standard Version
Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the wicked will not live long.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Literal Standard Version
The fear of YHWH adds days, "" And the years of the wicked are shortened.

NET Bible
Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the life span of the wicked will be shortened.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the slacker to those who send him. 27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be cut short. 28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:9
and so that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Job 15:32
It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not flourish.

Job 15:33
He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.

Job 22:16
They were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were swept away by a flood.

Psalm 55:23
But You, O God, will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

Proverbs 28:18
He who walks with integrity will be kept safe, but whoever is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.

Ecclesiastes 7:17
Do not be excessively wicked, and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?


Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

fear

Proverbs 3:2,16
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee…

Proverbs 9:11
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Psalm 21:4
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

prolongeth

Job 15:32,33
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green…

Job 22:15,16
Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? …

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.









(27) The fear of the Lord prolongeth days.--The special Old Testament blessing for obedience (comp. Proverbs 9:11), often fulfilled now, too, in the case of those who live on to old age, in the quiet fulfilment of duty; while others are shortening their lives by excessive anxieties, or the pursuit of pleasure.

Verse 27. - The fear of the Lord prolongeth days. The premise of long life as the reward of a religious conversation is often found in our book, where temporal retribution is set forth (see Proverbs 3:2; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 14:27). Shall be shortened, as Psalm 55:23; Ecclesiastes 7:17.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The fear
יִרְאַ֣ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

prolongs
תּוֹסִ֣יף (tō·w·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

life,
יָמִ֑ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

but the years
וּשְׁנ֖וֹת (ū·šə·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 8141: A year

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

will be shortened.
תִּקְצֹֽרְנָה׃ (tiq·ṣō·rə·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest


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