Neither can be effective without the other. The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel; The verb is used in the sense of taking care of. i. Where there is fighting, there is hatred. We sense some kind of arrangement in these proverbs; they may be sometimes grouped in sets of two, three, or four proverbs linked by a theme. Wisdom is found: When a person has wisdom, it will be found on their lips. This proverb contrasts the foolish son with the wise son. My son.] a. A person preparing food expected a constructive fire to prepare the meal but received smoke and tears instead.” (Waltke). a. Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, As smoke to the eyes infers the same points of comparison. When he hears the Master’s call to go into his vineyard, he disobeys at his peril (Matthew 20:7; 25:30).” (Bridges). The memory of the righteous is blessed, Fatherly and filial affection ought to be between teacher and hearers. “Love covers, overlooks, speedily forgives, and forgets. We could say this is true in two senses, in that love covers the sins of others, and that love covers the sins of the one who loves. Significantly, the principle is directed to the soul. The proverbs of Solomon: Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Proverbs 10-12 Listen : All right! The fear of the Lord prolongs days: The one who fears and honors God will enjoy the blessing of a longer life. a. b. a. i. But love covers all sins. The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, b. Were the tongue of every shrew or scold to be extracted, we should soon have much less noise in the world.” (Clarke). i. “This stress on reconciliation is balanced by other passages warning us against hushing up our own sins (Proverbs 28:13) or shirking the giving of a rebuke (e.g. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. They do it by spreading slander: false and unsupported accusations against others. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. The sense is that the lazy man irritates his managers more than himself. The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, Retail: $17.99. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver: The words that the righteous one speaks are full of goodness and benefit, like choice silver. a. 19:4), and the other half not to trust it.” (Waltke). He who sleeps in harvest: To sleep when there is work to be done is laziness and folly, and causes shame to self and to others. Full of candor and inventiveness, it puts the best construction on doubtful matters and does not expose the faults of a brother. He who keeps instruction: Wisdom and instruction must not only be gained but also kept. John Trapp Complete Commentary. i. John Trapp Complete Commentary. But don’t affect to despise it; don’t embrace poverty out of laziness or romanticism.” (Kidner). Hatred stirs up strife (arguments, trouble) but love covers all sins. From the start of Proverbs 10:1 through at least Proverbs 22:16, this commentary will treat each proverb individually. The Book of Proverbs - Commentary; JIM BORDWINE. Now that the introduction is done... You'll notice that chapter 10 begins with the words, "The proverbs of Solomon." Will not allow the righteous soul to famish: This is one of the blessings that money can’t buy that we might think of from the previous verse. Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. So is the lazy man to those who send him. a. i. As the love of God is not in his heart, so the law of kindness is not on his lips.” (Clarke), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, Some are profitable alive, not dead, as the dog, horse, &c.; some dead, not alive, as the hog; some both, as the ox. i. Bridges compared this principle with that of Proverbs 10:4: “The one notes the primary source of wealth; the other points to the instrumental source of wealth. Hatred stirreth up strifes.] Keith Simons. But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. [1 Samuel 10:12] "O my father, my father," said he to the dying prophet. He casts away the desire of the wicked: Ultimately, to be wicked and in opposition to God is to have desire frustrated. a. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. The hope of the righteous will be gladness: God has a glorious future hope for His righteous. 2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. “The drinker expected sweet wine but instead received sour vinegar. Only destruction will come from all their effort. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The hope of the righteous will be gladness, b. But fools die for lack of wisdom. 10 Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool—much less for a slave to rule over princes. The proverbs of Solomon: Proverbs 10 begins a new section of the book. And the desire of the righteous will be granted. Ver. Will not allow the righteous soul to famish, Blessings are on the head of the righteous, He who walks with integrity walks securely, He who perverts his ways will become known, The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, The mouth of the foolish is near destruction, In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, The fear of the wicked will come upon him, The desire of the righteous will be granted, When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, The righteous has an everlasting foundation, As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, The years of the wicked will be shortened, The hope of the righteous will be gladness, The expectation of the wicked will perish, The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Christians are, of course, called to love everyone, even our enemies. We sense some kind of arrangement in these proverbs; they may be sometimes grouped in sets of two, three, or four proverbs linked by a theme. b. [Proverbs 25:11] "How forcible are right words!" www.easyenglish.bible. Wise men lay up knowledge. ] Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. b. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; Bible Gateway Recommends . It is a wholesome corrective to much nonsense talked today about the blessings of poverty. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The fear of the Lord prolongs days, These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. A man of understanding has wisdom: The man or woman of wisdom sees evil for what it is and avoids it. i. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:14 Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction. The wise in heart will receive commands, For New King James text and comment, click here. a. The grief of his mother: “The occasion of her great sorrow, which is decently ascribed to the mothers rather than to the fathers, because their passions are most vehement, and make deepest impression in them.” (Poole). a. But a prating fool will fall. The Book of Proverbs - Topics - Controlling the Tongue, Self-Image, Self-control; CHARLES BRIDGES Ver. i. Whoever hides hatred: “This is a common case. Ahab wore a crown but lay on his sickbed discontent (1 Kings 21:4). “As Esau came from hunting, with his head full of hopes, but went away with his heart full of blanks, and his face full of blushing.” (Trapp). The destruction of the poor is their poverty. The hand of the diligent makes rich: Hard work is normally rewarded, and prosperity often comes to those who work for it. Trouble (the whirlwind) comes to all people, but the wicked have no foundation to stand on when it comes. For example, Proverbs 10:4 and 10:5 may have been arranged next to each other because both deal with the theme of hard work. b. b. A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel. b. Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; Ver. b. Fools die for lack of wisdom: The fool’s rejection of wisdom will not go unpunished, and ultimately leads to death. They understand that every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights (James 1:17). PROVERBS COMMENTARIES AND SERMONS. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Proverbs. The slothful minister is accountable to the one who sends him. From the start of Proverbs 10:1 through at least Proverbs 22:16, this commentary will treat each proverb individually. a. Proverbs 19:10-12 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). a. i. Gathers in summer: “A well chosen season is the greatest advantage of any action, which, as it is seldom found in haste, so it is too often lost in delay. If summer and harvest be neglected, in vain does a man expect the fruits of autumn.” (Clarke), ii. The memory of the righteous is blessed: The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 are good examples of righteous men and women whose memory is blessed. which the ancients regarded as the seat of the tender affections or sympathies. On thoughtful kindness to animals, compare, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible. b. c. A foolish son: Many of the proverbs work on the principle of contrast. The expectation of the wicked: “A wicked man is always imposing on himself by the hope of God’s mercy and final happiness; and he continues hoping, till he dies without receiving that mercy which alone would entitle him to that glory.” (Clarke), ii. “He that can learn, and will not learn, should be made to learn. (Pr 10:13) Previous commentary: Proverbs 10:11. b. “But it is simpler to take it as the man’s evil, written, as we say, all over his face.” (Kidner). A prating fool will fall: Here, the fool is the opposite of the wise in heart. Love covers all sins: Peter quoted this in 1 Peter 4:8. Wise people store up knowledge: Wisdom takes knowledge and makes it accessible for the future. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. a. But a man of understanding has wisdom. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.] Proverbs Bible Study Commentary. If you love people, their sins are understood as weakness and in love you strengthen them. He who walks with integrity lives free from the fear of such discovery. “Joseph seized his opportunity to prepare and preserve his life for an otherwise barren future (Genesis 41:46-57; cf. Conflict cannot exist without hatred. a. Whoever hides hatred: It’s common for those who are motivated by hatred to hide their motivation and therefore lie. i. John 9:4).” (Waltke). The open, benevolent speech of the righteous is just as necessary for a community, offering everyone abundant life—temporal, intellectual, moral, and spiritual.” (Waltke). Compare. ) But a prating fool will fall. This is also the reading of the Syriac and Arabic. They take away life. 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. The men of Issachar were in great account with David, because ‘they had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do,’ and when to do it; [1 Chronicles 12:32].” (Trapp), ii. i. Stirs up strife: “Upon every slight occasion, by filling men with suspicions and surmises, whereby they imagine faults where there are none, and aggravate every small offence.” (Poole). The Soncino commentary remarks, Hatred makes mountains out of mole hills, but love covers, or puts out of sight, and enables one to overlook insults and wrongs. But righteousness delivers from death. 12 The king’s wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as [refreshing as] dew upon the grass. Thus lying lips covered the malevolence of a wicked heart.” (Clarke). 8. Ver. Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. The idea here is of a wise son who shows his wisdom by working hard. Thankfully, God still loves the heart of the wicked and wants to transform that heart into something greater. When we are weak, we can ask God for His strength (Isaiah 40:31) as we walk on the way of the Lord. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. b. For example, Proverbs 10:4 and 10:5 may have been arranged next to each other because both deal with the theme of hard work. b. Righteousness delivers from death: Being right with God brings a benefit that money can’t buy. 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; They therefore live in fear and these fears will one day come upon them. The wise in heart will receive commands: Wisdom gives the humility to be instructed and to receive commands from God and those in rightful authority. Will receive commands: “i.e., Submit to God’s holy word without replies and cavils. Covers all sins: “On the contrary, love conciliates; removes aggravations; puts the best construction on every thing; and pours water, not oil, upon the flame.” (Clarke), iv. The prating fool will fall: The fool will continue along their path until they fall. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. Flowing well water is particularly precious (cf. When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. i. But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. i. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Jeremiah 2:13), and people gather around it. a. The perverse tongue will be cut out: Those who speak in a crooked or twisted way can only expect to be left without a word. For example, Proverbs 10:4 and 10:5 may have been arranged next to each other because both deal with the theme of hard work. Proverbs 9 Proverbs 13 Proverbs 10-12 New International Version (NIV) Proverbs of Solomon. Hatred brings trouble, but love brings healing. 1. The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. He that winketh with the eye - Instead of the latter clause, on which see Proverbs 10:8, the Septuagint has, ὁ δε ελεγχων μετα παῥρησιας ειρηνοποιει· "but he that reproveth with freedom, maketh peace." The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, He who winks with the eye causes trouble: The idea of winks here is of one who does not take wickedness and folly seriously. He adds no sorrow with it: This is a greater blessing upon a smaller blessing. But the wicked will not inhabit the earth. A wise son makes a glad father, Hatred stirs up strife, The wages of the wicked to sin. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: We are reminded of the parable Jesus told of the rich fool (Luke 12:16-21). Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. He who keeps instruction is in the way of life. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife,But love covers all transgressions. Hatred stirreth up strifes: by love covereth all sins. For many people, the greatest riches they treasure in their hearts are the kind and encouraging things others have said to them. But the years of the wicked will be shortened. The desire of the righteous will be granted: The righteous man or woman also has a sense of what is to come, but it is rightly filled with optimism and hope. “All the work of the field should be done in the season suitable to it. The wicked will not inhabit the earth: Jesus promised that the meek would inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5), but certainly not the wicked. To be righteous and to inherit eternal life is to have desire fulfilled. In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. Proverbs 10-12. The destruction of the poor: In this world, poverty puts the poor man at a great disadvantage, sometimes leading to their destruction. i. He who gathers in summer: The ant was previously presented as an example of hard work in the summer (Proverbs 6:6-8). “As tornadoes that sweep every thing away before them; so shall the wrath of God sweep away the wicked; it shall leave him neither branch nor root.” (Clarke). It is to reject instruction and will lead to going astray. 3 The Lord … b. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Sinful habits, guilt, and ungodly anxiety all take years from one’s life. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, The soul can flourish even when the body is afflicted. b. Lessons about wisdom. On the contrary, love conciliates; removes aggravations; puts the best construction on every thing; and pours water, not oil, upon the flame. 12. i. Adds no sorrow with it: “Those three vultures shall be driven away that constantly feed on the wealthy worldling’s heart – care in getting, fear in keeping, grief in losing the things of this life. 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