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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 14:11

 

 

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent of the righteous shall flourish."

This is the perpetual theme of Proverbs. The good prosper; the wicked fail and suffer. The Christian should understand all such promises in the higher light of the New Testament. It is written that. "We must through many tribulations enter into the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). It is in the eternal sense alone, that such promises as this, must be understood; although in a lesser and secondary sense, they are fulfilled literally in this present life.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/proverbs-14.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown,.... Houses built to perpetuate their names and eternize their memory; and which, though built high and stately, strong and firm, yet by one accident or another shall come to ruin, when they imagined they would continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations, Psalm 49:11; or their families shall become extinct, none to be their heirs and inherit their estates, and transmit their name to posterity; or the substance of their house, their riches and wealth, especially that gotten dishonestly, shall waste away: and in a spiritual sense the house or hope of such, as to eternal salvation, being built on the sand, or something of their own, their external duties, or an outward profession of religion, shall not stand; though they lean upon it and would hold it fast, but it shall fall, and great shall be the fall of it; and particularly the apostate church of Rome, that synagogue of Satan, that habitation of devils, that hold of every foul spirit, and cage of every unclean bird, shall be overthrown with an utter overthrow, shall fall and never rise more, Revelation 18:2;

but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish: their low and mean cottages, which are put up quickly, like tents movable from place to place, yet shall be established, Proverbs 15:25; their families shall become numerous like a flock of sheep, Psalm 107:41; and their substance increase; they shall flourish in worldly things and grow rich, or however in spirituals, in girls and grace; shall flourish in the courts of the Lord, and tabernacles of the most High, like palm trees and cedars; for the allusion is to the flourishing of trees, Psalm 92:13; especially they will be in such flourishing circumstances in the latter day, when antichrist will be destroyed, and when the tabernacle of God will be with men, Psalm 72:8.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-14.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

(Compare Proverbs 12:7). The contrast of the whole is enhanced by that of house and tabernacle, a permanent and a temporary dwelling.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-14.html. 1871-8.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

11 The house of the wicked is overthrown;

But the tent of the upright flourishes.

In the cogn. proverb, Proverbs 12:7, line 2 begins with וּבית , but here the apparently firmly-founded house is assigned to the godless, and on the contrary the tent, easily destroyed, and not set up under the delusion of lasting for ever, is assigned to the righteous. While the former is swept away without leaving a trace behind (Isaiah 14:23), the latter has blossoms and shoots ( הפריח as inwardly transitive, like Job 14:9; Psalms 92:14); the household of such remains not only preserved in the same state, but in a prosperous, happy manner it goes forward and upward.


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/proverbs-14.html. 1854-1889.

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

Note, 1. Sin is the ruin of great families: The house of the wicked, though built ever so strong and high, shall be overthrown, shall be brought to poverty and disgrace, and at length be extinct. His hope for heaven, the house on which he leans, shall not stand, but fail in the storm; the deluge that comes will sweep it away. 2. Righteousness is the rise and stability even of mean families: Even the tabernacle of the upright, though movable and despicable as a tent, shall flourish, in outward prosperity if Infinite Wisdom see good, at all events in graces and comfort, which are true riches and honours.


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Henry, Matthew. "Complete Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhm/proverbs-14.html. 1706.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families.


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Henry, Matthew. "Concise Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhn/proverbs-14.html. 1706.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

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

Ver. 11. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown.] As Phoca’s high walls were, because sin was at the bottom: "Brimstone also shall be scattered on his habitation"; [Job 18:15] as it befell Dioclesian, whose house was wholly consumed with fire from heaven; wherewith himself also was so terrified, that he died within a while after. (a)

But the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.] The wicked have "houses," and are called the "inhabitants of the earth." [Revelation 12:12] The upright have "tabernacles," or tents that were transportative and taken down at pleasure; here they "have no continuing city," no mansion place; and yet what they have shall flourish: "Our bed is green, the beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir." [Song of Solomon 1:16-17] See 2 Samuel 23:5.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-14.html. 1865-1868.

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann

v. 11. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, no matter how permanent they believe it to be; but the tabernacle of the upright, their tent, their temporary dwelling, for they do not regard it as their permanent home, shall flourish, the blessing of the Lord resting upon it.


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Kretzmann, Paul E. Ph. D., D. D. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Kretzmann's Popular Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kpc/proverbs-14.html. 1921-23.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The house; their dwelling and family.

The tabernacle; which is a weak, and poor, and unstable thing, soon reared up, and soon taken down, and is here opposed to the large, and strong, and magnificent house of wicked men.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-14.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11. Overthrown Smitten, destroyed. Compare Proverbs 12:7. House…

tabernacle — By metonymy for family, household. Compare Job 8:15; Job 15:34; Job 18:14-15; Proverbs 3:33; Proverbs 12:7; Proverbs 21:12; Zechariah 5:4; Matthew 7:27.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-14.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

the wicked = lawless ones. Hebrew. rasha". App-44. See notes on Proverbs 14:32.

tabernacle = a-tent, or dwelling. Hebrew. "ohel. App-40. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for the dwellers therein.

the upright = upright ones (as in Proverbs 14:9).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. The abode of the wicked, though a "house," and though large, apparently flourishing, and in their own opinion destined to "continue forever" (Psalms 49:11), "shall be overthrown:" whereas "the tabernacle of the upright," though apparently small, weak, and humble, "shall flourish." Let us not be misled or perplexed by the external prosperity of the godless, (Psalms 37:1-40.)


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) The house of the wicked shall be overthrown.—Observe the contrast between the “house” and “tabernacle” (tent); the slighter one shall stand, while the more strongly built one shall perish. (Comp. Proverbs 3:33.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
house
3:33; 12:7; 21:12; Job 8:15; 15:34; 18:14,15,21; 20:26-28; 21:28; Job 27:13-23; Zechariah 5:4; Matthew 7:26,27
the tabernacle
11:28; 21:20; Job 8:6; Psalms 112:2,3; 128:3; Isaiah 58:11,12

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 14:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-14.html.

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