Proverbs 10:7
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New International Version
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.

New Living Translation
We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.

English Standard Version
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Berean Study Bible
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

New American Standard Bible
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

King James Bible
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Christian Standard Bible
The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Contemporary English Version
Good people are remembered long after they are gone, but the wicked are soon forgotten.

Good News Translation
Good people will be remembered as a blessing, but the wicked will soon be forgotten.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

International Standard Version
The reputation of the righteous leads to blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

NET Bible
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the reputation of the wicked will rot.

New Heart English Bible
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The memory of the righteous is for a blessing and the name of the evil will be extinguished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The name of a righteous person remains blessed, but the names of wicked people will rot away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing; But the name of the wicked shall rot.

New American Standard 1977
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall stink.

King James 2000 Bible
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

American King James Version
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

American Standard Version
The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot.

Darby Bible Translation
The memory of the righteous [man] shall be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

English Revised Version
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Webster's Bible Translation
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall perish.

World English Bible
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Young's Literal Translation
The remembrance of the righteous is for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 7The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. 8A wise heart will receive commandments, but foolish lips will come to ruin.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:33
And Hezekiah rested with his fathers and was buried in the upper tombs of David's descendants. All Judah and the people of Jerusalem paid him honor at his death. And his son Manasseh became king in his place.

Job 18:17
The memory of him perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the land.

Job 24:20
The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.

Psalm 9:6
The enemy has come to eternal ruin, and You have uprooted their cities; the very memory of them has vanished.

Psalm 34:16
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to sever their memory from the earth.

Psalm 109:13
May his descendants be cut off; may their name be blotted out from the next generation.

Psalm 112:6
Surely he will never be shaken. The righteous man will be remembered forever.

Proverbs 22:1
A good name is more desirable than great riches; favor is better than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 8:10
Then too, I saw the burial of the wicked who had come and gone from the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done so. This too is futile.

Isaiah 14:22
"I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will cut off from Babylon her name and her remnant, her offspring and her posterity," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

memory

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have …

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for …

2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because …

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in …

Mark 14:9 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout …

Luke 1:48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, …

the name

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no …

Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Psalm 9:5,6 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you …

Psalm 109:13,15 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let …

Ecclesiastes 8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place …

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, …







Verse 7. - The memory. The lasting, fragrant perfume of a holy life is contrasted with the noisomeness and quick decay of an evil name (comp. Psalm 72:17). As a commentator asks, "Who ever thinks of calling a child Judas or Nero?" The memory of the just is blessed,.... Men to whom he has been useful, either in temporals or spirituals, bless him, or wish all blessings to him while alive, whenever they make mention of his name; and after death they speak well of him, and pronounce him blessed; for such are had in everlasting remembrance; the memory of them is sweet and precious; their name is famous and valuable, and always spoken of with honour and commendation; see Psalm 112:6. The Jewish writers take it for a command, and render it, "let the memory of the just be blessed"; and say, that he that transgresses it breaks an affirmative precept; they make an abbreviation of the word by the initial letters, and join them to the names of their celebrated men;

but the name of the wicked shall rot; shall be forgotten, be buried in oblivion, and never mentioned: and though they may call their houses, lands, and cities, by their own names, in order to transmit their memory to posterity; yet these, by one means or another, are destroyed, and their memorials perish with them; see Ecclesiastes 8:10; and if their names are mentioned after they are gone, it is with detestation and abhorrence, as things putrefied are abhorred; so they leave an ill savour behind them, when the good name of the righteous is as precious ointment, Ecclesiastes 7:1. It is a saying of Cicero (a), that

"the life of the dead lies in the memory of the living.''

(a) Orat. 51. Philip. 9. 7. blessed—literally, "for a blessing," or praise.

shall rot—literally, "be worm-eaten," useless and disgusting.10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.
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