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Proverbs 12:7

 

 

The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.

Adam Clarke Commentary

The wicked are overthrown - Seldom does God give such a long life or numerous offspring.

But the house of the righteous shall stand - God blesses their progeny, and their families continue long in the earth; whereas the wicked seldom have many generations in a direct line. This is God's mercy, that the entail of iniquity may be in some sort cut off, so that the same vices may not be strengthened by successive generations. For generally the bad root produces not only a bad plant, but one worse than itself.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-12.html. 1832.

The Biblical Illustrator

Proverbs 12:7

But the house of the righteous shall stand.

Virtuous kindred

I. In the first place, the circumstance of belonging to the house of the righteous, is a great security that the early principles which so commonly decide the character of the man, have been the subjects of a judicious and anxious attention. The child of such a house cannot have been left to collect from the chance companions of after-life those important truths upon the knowledge of which so much depends.

II. It is a second advantage belonging to the house of the righteous that the companions and examples furnished by it are likely to have a powerful influence in deepening every good impression, and recommending every valuable lesson received in it.

III. It is another privilege belonging to an early education in the house of the righteous that virtue is there seen from the first in its own lovely form, and its influence felt to be full of calm and lasting enjoyment.

IV. Another of these advantages is the additional motive felt in such a connection to respectable conduct--to conduct which may recommend us to the continued regard of the numerous and friendly witnesses who, with anxious interest, are watching our progress. (J. G. Robberds.)


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Proverbs 12:7". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/proverbs-12.html. 1905-1909. New York.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous shall stand."

Toy's rendition of this is: "The wicked are overthrown and vanish, but the house of the righteous stands."[10] "We have here another assurance of the instability of evil."[11]


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/proverbs-12.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The wicked are overthrown, and are not,.... With such an overthrow as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. The kingdom of the beast shall not only be full of darkness, as at the pouring of the fifth vial, and be in the utmost confusion, but it shall be brought to ruin and destruction; which stands opposed to "the house of the righteous", in the next clause: the ten kings, the supporters of antichrist, shall be overcome by the Lamb, with whom they will make war; the beast, and the false prophet, shall be taken by him, and destroyed; and Babylon shall sink like a millstone into the sea, and be no more; the wicked shall be consumed out of the earth; these Heathens shall be no more in the land; the man of sin shall never revive again;

but the house of the righteous shall stand; not his material dwelling house; nor the earthly house of his tabernacle, his body; nor his family, as the generality of interpreters, for the family of the righteous may be extinct, and especially not continue as righteous; but the church of God, as the gloss upon the text, the house of the living God, the pillar and ground of truth; the church which is built on the Rock, Christ; the mountain of the Lord's house, which shall be established upon the top of the mountains in the latter day, when the kingdom of antichrist shall be overthrown, and be no more. This is the same with the household of faith, and the household of God, and here called "the house of the righteous"; because they dwell in it, have a place and a name in it better than sons and daughters; and indeed none but they ought to be in it, that have on the wedding garment, the robe of Christ's righteousness; and who walk uprightly, and work righteousness. Now this house shall stand; its foundation, which is Christ, is sure, an everlasting one; its pillars are firm and stable, the ministers of the word, who will be to the end of the world; the ordinances of it will continue till Christ's second coming; the doctrines of it are the word of God, which standeth for ever, when all flesh is as grass. This house stands, notwithstanding all the persecutions of men; it has stood against all the fury of Rome, Pagan and Papal, and still will continue, notwithstanding the craft of false teachers to undermine it; and though it may sometimes be in a waste and ruinous condition seemingly, yet the Lord will raise it up again, and glorify this house of his glory, and make it beautiful and honourable: it shall stand, because it is the Lord's house, of his building, and where he delights to dwell in; because it is the house of Christ, which he, Wisdom, has built; and where he presides as a Son, as a Prophet, Priest, and King; and because it is the house where his people are born and brought up, and therefore shall continue tilt everyone are brought in; and because it is built on a rock, against which the gates of hell cannot prevail, Matthew 16:18; compare with this Matthew 7:24.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-12.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Such conduct brings a proper return, by the destruction of the wicked and well-being of the righteous and his family.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-12.html. 1871-8.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

7 The godless are overturned and are no more,

But the house of the righteous stands.

Bertheau and Zצckler explain: The wicked turn about, then are they no more; i.e. , as we say: it is over with them “in the turning of a hand.” The noun in the inf . absol . may certainly be the subject, like Proverbs 17:12, as well as the object (Ewald, §328c), and הפך may be used of the turning about of oneself, Psalms 78:9; 2 Kings 5:26; 2 Chronicles 9:12. That explanation also may claim for itself that הפך nowhere occurs with a personal object, if we except one questionable passage, Isaiah 1:7. But here the interpretation of the רשׁעים as the object lies near the contrast of בית , and moreover the interpretation of the הפך , not in the sense of στρέφεσθαι (lxx), but of καταστρέφειν (Syr., Targ., Jerome, Graec . Venet ., Luther), lies near the contrast of יעמד . The inf . absol . thus leaves the power from which the catastrophe proceeds indefinite, as the pass . יהפפכוּ would also leave it, and the act designedly presented in a vague manner to connect with ו the certain consequences therewith, as Proverbs 25:4., as if to say: there comes only from some quarter an unparalleled overthrow which overwhelms the godless; thus no rising up again is to be thought on, it is all over with them; while, on the contrary, the house of the righteous withstands the storm which sweeps away the godless.


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/proverbs-12.html. 1854-1889.

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

We are here taught as before (Proverbs 12:3 and Proverbs 10:25, Proverbs 10:30), 1. That the triumphing of the wicked is short. They may be exalted for a while, but in a little time they are overthrown and are not; their trouble proves their overthrow, and those who made a great show disappear, and their place knows them no more. Turn the wicked, and they are not; they stand in such a slippery place that the least touch of trouble brings them down, like the apples of Sodom, which look fair, but touch them and they go to dust. 2. That the prosperity of the righteous has a good bottom and will endure. Death will remove them, but their house shall stand, their families shall be kept up, and the generation of the upright shall be blessed.


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Henry, Matthew. "Complete Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhm/proverbs-12.html. 1706.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown.


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Henry, Matthew. "Concise Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhn/proverbs-12.html. 1706.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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

Are not — Both they and their families suddenly perish.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/proverbs-12.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

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

Ver. 7. The wicked are overthrown, and are not.] Say that the righteous cannot prevail by their apologies for themselves and others, God will take the matter into his own hand, and avenge them, [Luke 18:7] as he did the primitive Christians and the French Protestants, upon their merciless persecutors.

Tu, vero, Herodes sanguinolente, time.

As Beza warned Charles IX, author of the massacre.

But the house of the righteous shall stand.] God’s house, the Church, shall; as the gloss applies this text, "The mountain of the Lord shall be exalted above all mountains." The Church, because it is highest in the favour of God, so it shall be highest in itself; when the enemies shall be in that place that is fittest for them, the lowest, that is the footstool of Christ. There is a council in heaven will dash the mould of all contrary counsels upon earth. [Psalms 2:1-12] Gaudeo quod Christus dominus est: alioqui totus desperassem; - ‘ I am glad yet that Christ is king; for otherwise I should have been utterly out of hope,’ writes Miconius to Calvin, upon the view of the Church’s enemies.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-12.html. 1865-1868.

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann

v. 7. The wicked are overthrown and are not, they come to an end like the ungodly inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah; but the house of the righteous shall stand, sustained in the midst of all storms by the power of Jehovah.


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Kretzmann, Paul E. Ph. D., D. D. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Kretzmann's Popular Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kpc/proverbs-12.html. 1921-23.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Are not; both they and their families shall suddenly perish. The house; the family or posterity.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-12.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7. Are not — Are no more — there is nothing left of them. Compare Proverbs 10:25; Esther 9:6; Job 5:3; Job 18:15; Job 27:18; Psalms 37:10; Psalms 37:37; Psalms 73:18; Matthew 7:27.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-12.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Turn. In a moment the wicked is not to be found, chap. x. 25., and Psalm xxxvi. 35.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/proverbs-12.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

overthrown. Compare Genesis 19:21, Genesis 19:25, Genesis 19:29; 2 Samuel 10:3. 1 Chronicles 19:3, &c.

and are not = there is nothing of them left.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-12.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

The wicked are overthrown (Hebrew, Infinitive for the Indicative present), and are not - (Proverbs 10:25.)

But the house of the righteous shall stand. Even here on earth a blessing attends the family or "house" of the righteous (cf. 2 Samuel 7:11; Exodus 1:21). Evil overtakes the wicked or his "house" soon or late.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-12.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) The wicked are overthrown.—By the righteous judgments of God (Psalms 37:35-36), or by the storms of temptation and trouble, which, when they come, overwhelm the house built on the sand of earthly hopes, and not on the “Rock of ages.” (Isaiah 26:4; Matthew 7:24, sqq.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
wicked
11:21; 14:11; 15:25; Esther 9:6-10,14; Job 5:3,4; 11:20; 18:15-20; Job 27:18-23; Psalms 37:10,35-37; 73:18,19
the house
14:1; 24:3,4; 2 Samuel 7:16,26; Matthew 7:24-27

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 12:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-12.html.

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