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Compare Translations for Proverbs 14:32

Proverbs 14:32 ASV
The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 BBE
The sinner is overturned in his evil-doing, but the upright man has hope in his righteousness.
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Proverbs 14:32 CEB
The wicked are thrown down by their own evil, but the righteous find refuge even in death.
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Proverbs 14:32 CJB
The wicked are brought down by their wrongdoing, but the righteous can be confident even at death.
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Proverbs 14:32 RHE
The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 ESV
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 GW
A wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but even in his death a righteous person has a refuge.
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Proverbs 14:32 GNT
Wicked people bring about their own downfall by their evil deeds, but good people are protected by their integrity.
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Proverbs 14:32 HNV
The wicked is brought down in his calamity, But in death, the righteous has a refuge.
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Proverbs 14:32 CSB
The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die.
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Proverbs 14:32 KJV
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 LEB
By his evildoing, the wicked will be overthrown, and the righteous will find refuge in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 NAS
The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
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Proverbs 14:32 NCV
The wicked are ruined by their own evil, but those who do right are protected even in death.
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Proverbs 14:32 NIRV
When trouble comes, sinners are brought down. But godly people have a safe place even when they die.
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Proverbs 14:32 NIV
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
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Proverbs 14:32 NKJV
The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 NLT
The wicked are crushed by their sins, but the godly have a refuge when they die.
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Proverbs 14:32 NRS
The wicked are overthrown by their evildoing, but the righteous find a refuge in their integrity.
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Proverbs 14:32 RSV
The wicked is overthrown through his evil-doing, but the righteous finds refuge through his integrity.
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Proverbs 14:32 DBY
The wicked is driven away by his evil-doing; but the righteous trusteth, [even] in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 MSG
The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold; the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living.
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Proverbs 14:32 WBT
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 TMB
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous hath hope in his death.
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Proverbs 14:32 TNIV
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
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Proverbs 14:32 WEB
The wicked is brought down in his calamity, But in death, the righteous has a refuge.
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Proverbs 14:32 WYC
A wicked man is put out for his malice; but a just man hopeth in his death. (A wicked person is brought down by his own malice; but a righteous person hath hope in his death.)
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Proverbs 14:32 YLT
In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death [is] the righteous.
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Proverbs 14 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 14

Verse 1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. Verse 2 . Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. Verse 3 . Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. Verse 4 . There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. Verse 5 . A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. Verse 6 . A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. Verse 7 . We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. Verse 8 . We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. Verse 9 . Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. Verse 10 . We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. Verse 11 . Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. Verse 12 . The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. Verse 14 . Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. Verse 15 . Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. Verse 16 . Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. Verse 17 . An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful. Verse 18 . Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. Verse 19 . Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. Verse 20 . Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. Verse 21 . To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. Verse 22 . How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! Verse 23 . Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. Verse 24 . The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. Verse 25 . An upright man will venture the ( proverbs 14:26-27 ) Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. Verse 28 . Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. Verse 29 . A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. Verse 30 . An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. Verse 31 . To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. Verse 32 . The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. Verse 33 . Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. Verse 34 . Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. Verse 35 . The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.

Proverbs 14 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Proverbs 14:1-35 .

1. Every wise, &c.--literally, "The wisdoms" (compare Proverbs 9:1 ) "of women," plural, a distributive form of speech.
buildeth . . . house--increases wealth, which the foolish, by mismanagement, lessen.

2. uprightness--is the fruit of fearing God, as falsehood and ill-nature ( Proverbs 2:15 , 3:32 ) of despising Him and His law.

3. rod of pride--that is, the punishment of pride, which they evince by their words. The words of the wise procure good to them.

4. crib is clean--empty; so "cleanness of teeth" denotes want of food (compare Amos 4:6 ). Men get the proper fruit of their doings ( Galatians 6:7 ).

5. A faithful witness, &c.--one tested to be such.
utter lies--or, "breathe out lies"--that is, habitually lies ( Proverbs 6:19 ; compare Acts 9:1 ). Or the sense is, that habitual truthfulness, or lying, will be evinced in witness-bearing.

6. An humble, teachable spirit succeeds in seeking ( Proverbs 8:9 , John 7:17 , James 1:5 James 1:6 ).

7. Avoid the society of those who cannot teach you.

8. Appearances deceive the thoughtless, but the prudent discriminate.

9. Fools make a mock at sin--or, "Sin deludes fools."
righteous . . . favour--that is, of God, instead of the punishment of sin.

10. Each one best knows his own sorrows or joys.

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

12. end thereof--or, "reward," what results (compare Proverbs 5:4 ).
ways of death--leading to it.

13. The preceding sentiment illustrated by the disappointments of a wicked or untimely joy.

14. filled . . . ways--receive retribution ( Proverbs 1:31 ).
a good man . . . himself--literally, "is away from such," will not associate with him.

15. The simple . . . word--He is credulous, not from love, but heedlessness ( Proverbs 13:16 ).

16. (Compare Proverbs 3:7 , 28:14 ).
rageth--acts proudly and conceitedly.

17. He . . . angry--literally, "short of anger" (compare Proverbs 14:29 , opposite idea).
man . . . hated--that is, the deliberate evildoer is more hated than the rash.

18. inherit--as a portion (compare Proverbs 3:35 ).
are crowned--literally, "are surrounded with it," abound in it.

19. Describes the humbling of the wicked by the punishment their sins incur.

20. This sad but true picture of human nature is not given approvingly, but only as a fact.

21. For such contempt of the poor is contrasted as sinful with the virtuous compassion of the good.

22. As usual, the interrogative negative strengthens the affirmative.
mercy and truth--that is, God's ( Psalms 57:3 , 61:7 ).

23. labour--painful diligence.
talk . . . penury--idle and vain promises and plans.

24. (Compare Proverbs 3:16 ).
foolishness . . . folly--Folly remains, or produces folly; it has no benefit.

25. Life often depends on truth-telling.
a deceitful . . . lies--He that breathes out lies is deceit, not to be trusted ( Proverbs 14:5 ).

26. The blessings of piety descend to children ( Proverbs 13:22 , 20:7 , Exodus 20:6 ).

27. (Compare Proverbs 13:14 ).
fear of the Lord--or, "law of the wise," is wisdom ( Psalms 111:10 ).

28. The teaching of a true political economy.

29. slow . . . understanding--(Compare Proverbs 14:17 ).
hasty--(Compare Proverbs 14:17 ).
exalteth folly--makes it conspicuous, as if delighting to honor it.

30. A sound heart--both literally and figuratively, a source of health; in the latter sense, opposed to the known effect of evil passions on health.

31. reproacheth his Maker--who is the God of such, as well as of the rich ( Proverbs 22:2 , Job 31:15 ; and specially 1 Samuel 2:8 , Psalms 113:7 ).

32. driven--thrust out violently (compare Psalms 35:5 Psalms 35:6 ).
hath hope--trusteth ( Proverbs 10:2 , 11:4 , Psalms 2:12 ), implying assurance of help.

33. resteth--preserved in quietness for use, while fools blazon their folly ( Proverbs 12:23 , 13:16 ).

34. Righteousness--just principles and actions.
exalteth--raises to honor.
is a reproach--brings on them the ill-will of others (compare Proverbs 13:6 ).

35. wise--discreet or prudent.
causeth shame--( Proverbs 10:5 , 12:4 ) acts basely.