Proverbs 2:22

22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Read Proverbs 2:22 Using Other Translations

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.
But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted.

What does Proverbs 2:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 2:22

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth
Suddenly by death; or in a judicial way by the hand of the civil magistrate, before they have lived out half their days; and shall not enjoy the good things of the earth they have been seeking for, and laying up, and promising themselves a long and quiet possession of; but, on the contrary, like unfruitful trees, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire; and, however, shall not dwell in the second Adam's earth, in the new earth, but shall perish out of his land, ( Psalms 10:16 ) ; see ( Psalms 37:2 Psalms 37:9 Psalms 37:22 Psalms 37:28 Psalms 37:38 ) ; and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it;
such as have acted treacherously and perfidiously F3, and are opposed to upright men; as the wicked are to the righteous, pure, and spotless; these shall not only be cut off as trees to the stump, but be rooted up, and have neither root nor branch left them; they shall have no posterity to succeed them, and their memory shall utterly perish; see ( Malachi 4:1 ) ; or "shall be scraped off", or "swept away" F4, as the dust and dross of the earth, and the offscouring of all things.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (Mydgwb) "perfide agentis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "perfidi", Cocceius, Michaelis, Schultens.
F4 (wxoy) "eradentur", Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "everrentur", Schultens.
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