Proverbs 3:33

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked
The wicked man, being a transgressor of the law, is under the curse of it; and all that he has, his house, his substance, his very blessings are curses; see ( Malachi 2:2 ) ( Zechariah 5:2-4 ) ; he is accursed amidst his greatest affluence, and sometimes from a plentiful estate is reduced to penury and want: and Aben Ezra interprets it, "the curse of want"; and the Vulgate Latin version is, "want from the Lord is" but he blesseth the habitation of the just;
the righteous man, as before described; he is blessed himself, having the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, and his sins forgiven him for his sake; and what he has of worldly substance, though it be ever so little, he has it with a blessing; and therefore it is better than the riches of many wicked men; his house, though it is but a courage, as the word F11 here signifies, is blessed with the presence of God in it; his family, his children, and servants, are blessed, having his instructions and example, and especially when made effectual by the grace of God; as the house of Obededom was blessed for the sake of the ark, so is a just man's house, being a "bethel", an house of God, blessed on account of his worship in it; see ( 2 Samuel 6:11 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (hwn) "tugurio", Montanus; "tugurium, vel casam pastoritiam", Gejerus.
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