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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 2:21

 

 

For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it;

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For the upright shall dwell in the land,.... Such as are upright in heart, who have a right spirit renewed in them; whose hearts are right with God, have the truth of grace in them; whose faith is unfeigned, their love without dissimulation, and their hope without hypocrisy; and who are upright in their lives and conversations; these being Israelites according to the flesh, as well as Israelites indeed in a spiritual sense, shall dwell in the land of Canaan, which the Lord promised to such, and which good men enjoyed by virtue of it: or the sense is, that such shall dwell peaceably and quietly in the world, and possess the good things of it, though in a small quantity, in such a comfortable manner, with the love of God and a sense of it, as wicked men do not; or else they shall inhabit the world to come, as Jarchi interprets it; not only a future state of happiness in heaven, but the Messiah's kingdom on earth, the new heavens and new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, 2 Peter 3:13;

and the perfect shall remain in it; or "be left in it"F1יותדו "superstites erunt", Tigurine version, Mercerus; "superstitabunt", Cocceius; "reliqui fient", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "relinquentur", Michaelis. ; or shall be "strengthened"F2"Nervabuntur", Schultens. , confirmed, and established in it; or they shall dwell in it as a tent or tabernacle, bound with strong cords; see Isaiah 33:20; or continue there, when others should have no place in it, as follows. By the "perfect" are meant such as have all grace seminally implanted in them, though it is not come up to maturity; who have a perfection of parts, but not of degrees; are properly men in Christ, though they are not arrived to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; are perfectly holy in Christ, though not in themselves; and are perfectly justified by his righteousness, and perfectly comely through his comeliness, though as yet imperfect in themselves; and those that shall dwell in the new heavens and new earth, and remain there a thousand years, shall be entirely perfect in soul and body, wholly without sin; and complete in knowledge, holiness, and peace: the Targum renders it, who are "without spot", undefiled persons; such who are not defiled with women, with the strange woman before mentioned; whose garments are not defiled, and who are free from the pollution of false doctrine, will worship, superstition, and idolatry, Revelation 3:4.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

For the upright shall dwell in the o land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

(o) They will enjoy the temporal and spiritual promises of God, as the wicked will be void of them.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/proverbs-2.html. 1599-1645.

Scofield's Reference Notes

perfect

(See Scofield "1 Kings 8:61").


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Proverbs 2:21". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/proverbs-2.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Ver. 21. For the upright shall dwell in the land.] Of Canaan, a type of heaven; for by these outward and corporeal things, inward, spiritual, and eternal are understood. Here the wise man speaks after the manner of Moses’ law, under which he lived; [Deuteronomy 11:8] and howsoever upright men suffer hardship and hunger here, yet they enjoy great tranquillity and felicity, as seeing God in all, and depending wholly upon him for help. "Well for the present, and it will be better hereafter"; - this is the upright man’s motto. Heaven, thinks he, will make amends for all. He that sees visions of glory will not matter, with St Stephen, a shower of stones. How much less will he think much, though "the Lord give him the bread of adversity, and water of affliction." [Isaiah 30:20]


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Shall have a peaceable and comfortable abode in the land of Canaan, which also is a type of their everlasting felicity. See Psalms 37:3,9,18,29.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-2.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

21. The upright shall dwell in the land — According to God’s promise, (Deuteronomy 11:8-21,) those who keep his commandments shall inherit the land, and transmit it to their posterity.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-2.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Earth. Happily. This was the wish of the carnal Jews. But the more enlightened raise their thoughts to heaven.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/proverbs-2.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

dwell in the land. Not be "cast out", as in Proverbs 2:22.

perfect: or blameless.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-2.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it - in contrast to the faithless, who go "unto the dead" (Proverbs 2:18-19). The temporal rewards of piety in the Old Testament dispensation shadow forth both the millennial rewards of it here on earth in the coming age, and also the eternal rewards in the final state (Psalms 25:13; Psalms 37:9; Psalms 37:11).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(21) The upright shall dwell in the land—i.e., of Canaan, according to the old promise made to Abraham, renewed in the fifth commandment, and constantly repeated in the prophets.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-2.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Job 1:1; 42:12; Psalms 37:3,9,11,22,29; 84:11; 112:4-6

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-2.html.

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