Proverbs 11:4

4 1Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, 2but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath
When God takes away the soul, and summons to judgment, and brings to it; and as riches profited not Rome Pagan, in the day of the Lamb's wrath upon it; so neither will they profit Rome Papal, when it will come in remembrance before God, to give it the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath; see ( Revelation 6:15-17 ) ( 18:15-17 ) ; but righteousness delivereth from death;
from the curse of a corporeal death; from the power of a spiritual one; and from dying the second or an eternal one; (See Gill on Proverbs 10:2); the Targum is,

``from an evil death.''

Proverbs 11:4 In-Context

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Zephaniah 1:18; See Proverbs 10:2
  • 2. [Genesis 7:1]
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