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Proverbs 2:22

 

 

But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Transgressors - בוגדים bogedim . The garment men, the hypocrites; those who act borrowed characters, who go under a eloak; dissemblers. All such shall be rooted out of the land; they shall not be blessed with posterity. In general it is so: and were it not so, one evil offspring succeeding another, adding their own to their predecessors' vices, the earth would become so exceedingly corrupt that a second flood, or a fire, would be necessary to purge it.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-2.html. 1832.

The Biblical Illustrator

Proverbs 2:22

Transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

The present punishments of evil men

The metaphor “rooted out” is taken from a tree. If a wild tree and offensive grow in a garden, and the gardener cut off the top of it, if it send forth new sprouts, as bad as the former, he digs up the root itself. So doth God deal with wicked men. He takes them away, and if their posterity follow their courses, He proceeds to root out the whole name and family.

I. God will sometimes in this world put a difference between good men and bad. That men may see who God is, and learn what He is.

II. Wicked men are restless in evil. Because they have a body of sin in them, and abundance of opportunities around them; and are left by God to run on to perdition. So they are never weary of sinning.

III. Wicked men’s lives are often cut short by their wicked courses. Drunkenness breeds dropsies; gluttony breeds fevers; wantonness breeds foul diseases. Trouble of conscience sometimes makes men end their days. God’s just judgments fall on them.

IV. Transgressors deal treacherously with God. Because they fail in the trust committed to them; act against their trust; betray God’s honour; and labour to undo God’s Church.

V. Sin roots out the posterity of wicked men. Because sin goes by propagation, and also by imitation.

VI. If men will not for their own sakes forsake sin, they should do it for their children’s sakes. Much evil may come on our posterity from our sins: as hereditary diseases, poverty, losses, crosses. (Francis Taylor.)
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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Proverbs 2:22". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/proverbs-2.html. 1905-1909. New York.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth,.... Suddenly by death; or in a judicial way by the hand of the civil magistrate, before they have lived out half their days; and shall not enjoy the good things of the earth they have been seeking for, and laying up, and promising themselves a long and quiet possession of; but, on the contrary, like unfruitful trees, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire; and, however, shall not dwell in the second Adam's earth, in the new earth, but shall perish out of his land, Psalm 10:16; see Psalm 37:2;

and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it; such as have acted treacherously and perfidiouslyF3בוגדים "perfide agentis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "perfidi", Cocceius, Michaelis, Schultens. , and are opposed to upright men; as the wicked are to the righteous, pure, and spotless; these shall not only be cut off as trees to the stump, but be rooted up, and have neither root nor branch left them; they shall have no posterity to succeed them, and their memory shall utterly perish; see Malachi 4:1; or "shall be scraped off", or "swept away"F4יסחו "eradentur", Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "everrentur", Schultens. , as the dust and dross of the earth, and the offscouring of all things.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-2.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

transgressors — or impious rebels (compare Jeremiah 9:2).

rooted out — utterly destroyed, as trees plucked up by the roots.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Ver. 22. But the wicked shall be cut off.] Certainly, suddenly, utterly, cum maxime velint vivere, when they have feathered their nests, and set up their rest, and reckon upon long life, as the fool in the Gospel: "God will shoot at them with an arrow suddenly," and fetch them off when they least look for it. The wicked may die sinning. The saints shall not die till the best time - not till that time when, if they were but rightly informed, they would even desire to die.

Shall be rooted out.] Heb., Plucked up, as degenerate plants. Exorientur, sed exurentur. "God shall likewise destroy thee for ever: he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwellingplace, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah." [Psalms 52:5]


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-2.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS.

My soul! ponder well the striking contrast which this chapter hath drawn between the righteous and the wicked; between him that serveth God, and him that serveth Him not!

How truly lovely is the soul that crieth after knowledge, that is, that is seeking for Jesus as for hidden treasure. Everything in him, and about him is ornamental. In private life, in public station, whenever engaged, however occupied, he adorneth the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. Small, and inconsiderable as his knowledge may be in the present attainments of it, yet it will be with him as the light of the morning, that shineth more and more unto a perfect day.

On the other hand, how wretched is the man who is destitute of grace! Every part of his life is perverse, and every portion of his conduct crooked. The calls of God, the warnings of his providence, the alarms of death; all lose their effect upon his unthinking and worthless heart! His joy is in evil, and the frowardness of the Wicked his delight. His life how wretched! - his death how fearful!

Precious Jesus! be thou my wisdom, for then shall I delight myself in the Lord, and triumph in the Holy One of Israel. Fill my soul with true understanding and knowledge, for sure I am, in thee I shall find every possible happiness of light and life, and the fulness of joy in my soul. And while the wisdom of this world gives pride to the worldly wise; and the might of this world gives confidence to the mighty, and the rich man glorieth in his riches; this will be my glory, that I understand and know thee, that thou art the Lord, and that in these things thou delightest, 0 Lord. Here, Lord, let my soul rest convinced that however poor in myself, in thee I possess all things. Thou art the strength of my heart, and thou my portion forever.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/proverbs-2.html. 1828.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22. But… the transgressors בוגדים, (bogedhim,) those of concealed, illicit practices, such as above referred to, shall be swept off. The words land (Proverbs 2:21) and earth (Proverbs 2:22) are the same in the Hebrew. They mean the land of promise. The Israelites were bound by strong ties to their God-given inheritance: to dwell in the land was their highest desire and greatest blessing, (see Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 25:18; Leviticus 26:5; 2 Kings 4:13 :) to be torn from it was esteemed the greatest calamity. Their attachment to it may be learned from the psalms belonging to the times of the exile. The same idea has passed over to the New Testament.

Matthew 5:5; compare Psalms 39:9. For their patriotic feelings see Psalms 125, 126.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-2.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wicked = lawless. Not the same word as in Proverbs 2:14. Hebrew. rasha".

transgressors = traitors, treacherous or faithless ones. Hebrew. bagad.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "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

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors be rooted out of it. Metaphor from trees. They shall not only be cut off by the axe, but plucked up by the roots (Matthew 15:13, "Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up").


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
the wicked
5:22,23; Job 18:16-18; 21:30; Psalms 37:20,22,28,37,38; 52:5; 104:35; Psalms 145:20; Isaiah 3:10,11
rooted
or, plucked up.
Deuteronomy 7:22; *marg:; Deuteronomy 28:64

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-2.html.

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