Proverbs 13:9
New International Version
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

New Living Translation
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

English Standard Version
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Berean Study Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

King James Bible
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

New King James Version
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

New American Standard Bible
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

NASB 1995
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

NASB 1977
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

Amplified Bible
The light of the righteous [within him—grows brighter and] rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked [is a temporary light and] goes out.

Christian Standard Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is put out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is put out.

American Standard Version
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The light of the righteous will exult and the lamp of the evil will be put out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The righteous always have light: but the light of the ungodly is quenched. Crafty souls go astray in sins: but just men pity, and are merciful.

Contemporary English Version
The lamp of a good person keeps on shining; the lamp of an evil person soon goes out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

English Revised Version
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Good News Translation
The righteous are like a light shining brightly; the wicked are like a lamp flickering out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The light of righteous people beams brightly, but the lamp of wicked people will be snuffed out.

International Standard Version
The light of the righteous shines, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Literal Standard Version
The light of the righteous rejoices, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

NET Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked goes out.

New Heart English Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

World English Bible
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Young's Literal Translation
The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Discipline
8Riches may ransom a man’s life, but a poor man hears no threat. 9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished. 10Arrogance leads only to strife, but wisdom is with the well-advised.…

Cross References
Job 18:5
Indeed, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

Job 29:3
when His lamp shone above my head, and by His light I walked through the darkness,

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Proverbs 13:8
Riches may ransom a man's life, but a poor man hears no threat.

Proverbs 13:10
Arrogance leads only to strife, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.

Proverbs 24:20
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.


Treasury of Scripture

The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

light

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

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.

Psalm 97:11
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

lamp

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Proverbs 24:20
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Job 18:5,6
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine…









(9) The light of the righteous rejoiceth--i.e., burns joyously, as the sun "rejoiceth as a giant to run his course" (Psalm 19:5). A distinction may be drawn between the "light" of the righteous and "lamp" of the wicked. The one walks in the "light" of God's truth, and so his path becomes continually more plain (see above on Proverbs 6:23); the other walks by the glimmer of his own "lamp," the "fire" and "sparks" of his own kindling (Isaiah 50:11), the fancies of his own devising, and so his end is darkness. But this distinction is not always observed (comp. Job 18:5-6, where "light" and "lamp" are both applied to the wicked.)

Verse 9. - The light of the righteous rejoiceth; laetificat, Vulgate. But the verb is intransitive, and means "burn joyfully," bright and clear, as the sun rejoices as a strong man to run a race (Psalm 19:5). This light (or) is the grace and virtue which adorn the good man's life, and which beam through all his actions with a cheerful, kindly radiance (comp. Proverbs 4:18, 19). This is a true light, kindled in his heart by God, different from the lamp (ner) of the wicked, which is devised and lighted by themselves, and has no element of permanence, but soon shall be put out (Proverbs 24:20; comp. Proverbs 20:20; Job 18:5; John 1:8; John 5:35, where the distinction between "light" and "lamp" is maintained). The lamp of the wicked is the false show of wisdom or piety, which may glimmer and deceive for a time, but is ere long detected and brought to naught. There may be here an allusion to a common custom in the East. "No house, however poor," says Dr. Geikie ('Holy Land,' 1:117), "is left without a light burning in it all night; the housewife rising betimes to secure its continuance by replenishing the lamp with oil. If a lamp goes out, it is a fatal omen" (comp. 1 Kings 15:4; Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23). Septuagint, "The light of the righteous is everlasting; but the light of sinners is quenched." Then is introduced a couplet not found in the Hebrew, of which the latter part is borrowed from Psalm 37:21 or Psalms 112:5, "Crafty souls go astray in sins; righteous men show mercy and pity." The Vulgate inserts this paragraph after ver. 13.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The light
אוֹר־ (’ō·wr-)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary

of the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֥ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

shines brightly,
יִשְׂמָ֑ח (yiś·māḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

but the lamp
וְנֵ֖ר (wə·nêr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

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

is extinguished.
יִדְעָֽךְ׃ (yiḏ·‘āḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1846: To be extinguished, to expire, be dried up


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