Proverbs 14:11

Proverbs 14:11

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, ( Psalms 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, ( Psalms 107:41 Psalms 107:42 ) ; 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, ( Psalms 92:13 Psalms 92:14 ) ; 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, ( Psalms 72:8 ) ( Revelation 21:3 ) .

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