Proverbs 10:7
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.

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

New King James Version
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

New American Standard Bible
The mentioning of the righteous is a blessing, But the name of the wicked will rot.

NASB 1995
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

NASB 1977
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

Amplified Bible
The memory of the righteous [person] is a [source of] blessing, But the name of the wicked will [be forgotten and] rot [like a corpse].

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The memory of the just is praised; but the name of the ungodly man is extinguished.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The memory of the just is with praises: and 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.

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The remembrance of the righteous [is] for a blessing, "" And the name of the wicked rots.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 reigned 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 wipe out all memory of them 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 used to go in and out of the holy place, and they 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 unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

2 Kings 19:34
For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2 Chronicles 24:16
And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

the name

Job 18:17
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

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

Psalm 9:5,6
Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever…









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?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The memory
זֵ֣כֶר (zê·ḵer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2143: A memento, recollection, commemoration

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

is a blessing,
לִבְרָכָ֑ה (liḇ·rā·ḵāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1293: Benediction, prosperity

but the name
וְשֵׁ֖ם (wə·šêm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

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

will rot.
יִרְקָֽב׃ (yir·qāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7537: To decay


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