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Proverbs 24:25

25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.

Read Proverbs 24:25 Using Other Translations

But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.
But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.

What does Proverbs 24:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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