Proverbs 15:25
New International Version
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.

New Living Translation
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows.

English Standard Version
The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow’s boundaries.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but He protects the boundaries of the widow.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

King James Bible
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD tears apart the house of the proud, but he protects the widow's territory.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD destroys the homes of those who are proud, but he protects the property of widows.

Good News Translation
The LORD will destroy the homes of arrogant men, but he will protect a widow's property.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD destroys the house of the proud, but He protects the widow's territory.

International Standard Version
The house of the proud the LORD will demolish, but he will protect the widow's boundary line.

NET Bible
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he maintains the boundaries of the widow.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah breaks down the house of the proud and he strengthens the border of the widows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD tears down the house of an arrogant person, but he protects the property of widows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD will pluck up the house of the proud; But He will establish the border of the widow.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, but he will establish the inheritance of the widow.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the boundary of the widow.

American King James Version
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord pulls down the houses of scorners; but he establishes the border of the widow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow.

English Revised Version
The LORD will root up the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

World English Bible
Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.

Young's Literal Translation
The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
24The path of life leads upward for the wise, that he may avoid going down to Sheol. 25The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but He protects the boundaries of the widow. 26The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the words of the pure are pleasant to Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:14
You must not move your neighbor's boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance you shall receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD protects the sojourners; He sustains the fatherless and the widow, but the ways of the wicked He frustrates.

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Proverbs 15:26
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the words of the pure are pleasant to Him.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

destroy

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Job 40:11-13
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him…

but

Deuteronomy 10:17,18
For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: …

Psalm 68:5,6
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation…

Psalm 146:9
The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.







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

tears down
יִסַּ֥ח ׀ (yis·saḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5255: To pull or tear away

the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of the proud,
גֵּ֭אִים (gê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1343: Lofty, arrogant

but He protects
וְ֝יַצֵּ֗ב (wə·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

the boundaries
גְּב֣וּל (gə·ḇūl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

of the widow.
אַלְמָנָֽה׃ (’al·mā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place
(25) The proud--who trust in their own strength; while He will "establish the border," or landmark, of the helpless widow, who has none to cry to but Him. The frequently threatened punishment against one who removes his neighbour's landmark, shews the offence to have been a common form of oppression. (Comp. Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17; Proverbs 22:28; Job 24:2; Hosea 5:10.)

Verse 25. - The Lord will destroy the house of the proud (ch. 12:7; 14:11; 16:18). The proud, self-confident man, with his family and household and wealth, shall be rooted up. The heathen saw how retribution overtook the arrogant. Thus Euripides says ('Heracl.,' 387) -

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"Zeus, the chastiser of too haughty thoughts." But he will establish the border of the widow. He will take the widow under his protection, and see that her landmark is not removed, and that her little portion is secured to her. The widow is taken as the type of weakness and desolation, as often in Scripture (comp. Deuteronomy 10:18; Psalm 146:9). In a country where property was defined by landmarks - stones or some such objects - nothing was easier than to remove these altogether, or to alter their position. That this was a common form of fraud and oppression we gather from the stringency of the enactments against the offence (see Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17; and comp. Job 24:2; Proverbs 22:28). In the Babylonian and Assyrian inscriptions which have been preserved, there are many invoking curses, curious and multifarious, against the disturbers of boundaries. Such marks were considered sacred and inviolable by the Greeks and Romans (see Plato, 'De Leg.,' 8:842, 843; Ovid, 'Fast.,' 2:639, etc.). 15:25. Pride is the ruin of multitudes. But those who are in affliction God will support. 26. The thoughts of wicked men offend Him who knows the heart. 27. The covetous man lets none of his family have rest or enjoyment. And greediness of gain often tempts to projects that bring ruin. 28. A good man is proved to be a wise man by this; he governs his tongue well.
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