Proverbs 24:25

25 But whoever exposes the wicked will be thanked and rewarded.

Proverbs 24:25 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 24:25

But to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight
That is, such that rebuke in the gate, or openly, in a court of judicature; that reprove delinquents, such as are found guilty of malpractices, and punish them as they ought to be, according to the laws of God and man; they shall have delight in themselves, peace and pleasure in their own minds; or the people shall delight in them, and speak well of them, and think themselves happy under such a just administration; or the Lord shall delight in them, the beauty or sweetness of the Lord shall come unto them, as Aben Ezra explains it; the Lord shall be sweet and delightful to them, and they shall have pleasure in him; and a good blessing shall come upon them;
or "a blessing of good" F23; a blessing of good things, temporal and spiritual, here and hereafter; the blessing of a good God, and a blessing from him; and a blessing of good men, as opposed to the curse of the people in ( Proverbs 24:24 ) .


F23 (bwj tkrb) "benedictio boni", Baynus, Mercerus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis, Schultens; "benefactio cujusque boni": Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Proverbs 24:25 In-Context

23 It's wrong, very wrong, to go along with injustice.
24 Whoever whitewashes the wicked gets a black mark in the history books,
25 But whoever exposes the wicked will be thanked and rewarded.
26 An honest answer is like a warm hug.
27 First plant your fields; then build your barn.
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