Proverbs 13:9

9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Read Proverbs 13:9 Using Other Translations

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

What does Proverbs 13:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoiceth
The light of joy and gladness, which is sown for them, and arises to them; the light of spiritual knowledge and experience they have; the light of sound doctrine; the light of good works, and a Gospel conversation; all this, as it is delightful to themselves and others, so it is increasing more and more to the perfect day, and it continues: so the Septuagint and Arabic versions, "light [is] always for the righteous"; especially it will be in the latter day, and particularly in the New Jerusalem state, when there will be no night, ( Revelation 21:23-25 ) ; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out;
the light of the righteous is like that of the sun, bright and pleasant; but the light of the wicked is like that of a lamp, lesser and not so agreeable, nor will it last; their prosperity is short lived, their joy is but for a moment; the pleasures of sin are but for a season; their candle soon goes out; it is put out in obscure darkness, and they themselves are reserved to blackness of darkness, ( Job 18:5 Job 18:6 ) ( 20:5 ) ( Proverbs 20:20 ) ; as prosperous and flourishing as the kingdom of antichrist has been or is, it will be full of darkness, ( Revelation 16:12 ) .

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