Proverbs 1:31

31 Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.

Proverbs 1:31 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way
Their evil ways; be punished according to their deserts, and receive the just reward of their iniquities; see ( Isaiah 3:10 Isaiah 3:11 ) ; and be filled with their own devices;
or "counsels" F7: their device and counsel was to put Christ to death; to deliver him to the Roman governor, that he might be crucified, as he was: and they afterwards had their bellyful of crucifixion, as the word F8 used signifies; such vast numbers of them were crucified by the Romans before the walls of the city, five hundred a day, and sometimes more; insomuch that room was needed for crosses, and crosses for bodies F9.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (Mhytuewmm) "de consiliis suis", Pagninus, Montanus; "ex consiliis suis", Junius & Tremellius
F8 (webvy) "saturabuntar", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator
F9 Josephus de Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 11. s. 1.

Proverbs 1:31 In-Context

29 For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD .
30 They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them.
31 Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.
32 For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
33 But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”