Proverbs 12:3
New International Version
No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

New Living Translation
Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots.

English Standard Version
No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

Berean Study Bible
A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

New American Standard Bible
A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.

New King James Version
A man is not established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous cannot be moved.

King James Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Christian Standard Bible
No one can be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.

Contemporary English Version
Sin cannot offer security! But if you live right, you will be as secure as a tree with deep roots.

Good News Translation
Wickedness does not give security, but righteous people stand firm.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.

International Standard Version
A person doesn't gain security by wickedness, but the righteous won't be uprooted.

NET Bible
No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.

New Heart English Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A son of man will not be established in evil, and the root of the righteous will not move.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person cannot stand firm on a foundation of wickedness, and the roots of righteous people cannot be moved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall never be moved.

New American Standard 1977
A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.

King James 2000 Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

American King James Version
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

American Standard Version
A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A man shall not prosper by wickedness; but the roots of the righteous shall not be taken up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Men shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved.

Darby Bible Translation
A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

English Revised Version
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall never be moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

World English Bible
A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
2The good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a man who devises evil. 3A man cannot be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. 4A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:25
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.

Treasury of Scripture

A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

shall not be established

Proverbs 10:25
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Job 5:3-5
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation…

Job 15:1,2
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said, …





Lexicon
A man
אָדָ֣ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

cannot
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be established
יִכּ֣וֹן (yik·kō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

through wickedness,
בְּרֶ֑שַׁע (bə·re·ša‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7562: Wickedness

but the righteous
צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

cannot
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

be uprooted.
יִמּֽוֹט׃ (yim·mō·wṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall
Verse 3. - A man shall not be established by wickedness. Man is metaphorically compared to a tree, especially the olive. Wickedness gives him no firm hold for growth or life (comp. Proverbs 10:25). The root of the righteous shall not be moved. The righteous are planted in a good soil, are "rooted and grounded in love" (Ephesians 3:17), and the root being thus well placed, the tree is safe, and brings forth much fruit (comp. ver. 12; Job 14:7-9). Vers. 4-12 contain proverbs concerning the management of a house and business.
Jump to Previous
Established Evil-Doing Moved Righteous Root Safe Upright Uprooted Wickedness
Jump to Next
Established Evil-Doing Moved Righteous Root Safe Upright Uprooted Wickedness
Links
Proverbs 12:3 NIV
Proverbs 12:3 NLT
Proverbs 12:3 ESV
Proverbs 12:3 NASB
Proverbs 12:3 KJV

Proverbs 12:3 Bible Apps
Proverbs 12:3 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 12:3 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 12:3 French Bible
Proverbs 12:3 German Bible

Alphabetical: A be but by cannot established man moved not of righteous root the through uprooted wickedness will

OT Poetry: Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 12:2
Top of Page
Top of Page