Proverbs 10:3
New International Version
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

New Living Translation
The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.

English Standard Version
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the craving of the wicked.

King James Bible
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

New King James Version
The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

NASB 1995
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

NASB 1977
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will thrust aside the craving of the wicked.

Amplified Bible
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger [God will meet all his needs], But He will reject and cast away the craving of the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will not let the righteous go hungry, but he denies the wicked what they crave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the wicked what they crave.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For LORD JEHOVAH will not famish the soul of the righteous, but the property of the evil he demolishes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord will not famish a righteous soul: but he will overthrow the life of the ungodly.

Contemporary English Version
If you obey the LORD, you won't go hungry; if you are wicked, God won't let you have what you want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.

English Revised Version
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Good News Translation
The LORD will not let good people go hungry, but he will keep the wicked from getting what they want.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will not allow a righteous person to starve, but he intentionally ignores the desires of a wicked person.

International Standard Version
The LORD won't cause the righteous to hunger, but he will reject what the wicked crave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH does not cause the soul of the righteous to hunger, And He thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

NET Bible
The LORD satisfies the appetite of the righteous, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

World English Bible
Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
2Ill-gotten treasures profit nothing, but righteousness brings deliverance from death. 3The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the craving of the wicked. 4Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.…

Cross References
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Psalm 34:9
Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:10
Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 37:25
I once was young and now am old, yet never have I seen the righteous abandoned or their children begging for bread.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked man will see and be grieved; he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the desires of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 13:25
A righteous man eats to his heart's content, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.

Proverbs 28:9
Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked.

will

Job 5:20
In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

Psalm 10:14
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 33:19
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

but

Job 20:5-8,20-22,28
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? …

Habakkuk 2:6-8
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay! …

Zephaniah 1:18
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

the substance of the wicked

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.









(3) The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.--Comp. David's experience (Psalm 37:25), and the great promise of our Lord to those who "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness" (Matthew 6:33). (Comp. also below, Proverbs 13:25.)

He casteth away the substance of the wicked.--Rather, He repels (the word is used in 2Kings 4:27, of Gehazi "thrusting away" the Shunammite) the eager, passionate desire of the wicked. However much they long for it, they get it not, "because they ask amiss" (James 4:3). . . .

Verse 3. - The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish (comp. Proverbs 19:23). The soul is the life (comp. Proverbs 13:25). So the psalmist says (Psalm 37:25), "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread." Christ speaks of the providence that watches over the lower creatures, and draws thence a lesson of trust in his care of man. concluding, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:26, 33). But he casteth away the substance of the wicked; Septuagint, "He will overthrew the life of the wicked;" Vulgate, "He overturns the plots of sinners." The word rendered "substance" (havvah) is better understood as "desire." God frustrates the eager longing (for food or other good things) of the wicked; they are never satisfied, and get no real enjoyment out of what they crave (comp. Proverbs 13:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

does not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

let the righteous
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

go hungry,
יַרְעִ֣יב (yar·‘îḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7456: To be hungry

but He denies
יֶהְדֹּֽף׃ (yeh·dōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1920: To thrust, drive, push

the craving
וְהַוַּ֖ת (wə·haw·waṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1942: Desire, chasm, destruction

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


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