Proverbs 3:33

33 The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.

Read Proverbs 3:33 Using Other Translations

The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
The LORD curses the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the upright.

What does Proverbs 3:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked
The wicked man, being a transgressor of the law, is under the curse of it; and all that he has, his house, his substance, his very blessings are curses; see ( Malachi 2:2 ) ( Zechariah 5:2-4 ) ; he is accursed amidst his greatest affluence, and sometimes from a plentiful estate is reduced to penury and want: and Aben Ezra interprets it, "the curse of want"; and the Vulgate Latin version is, "want from the Lord is" but he blesseth the habitation of the just;
the righteous man, as before described; he is blessed himself, having the righteousness of Christ imputed to him, and his sins forgiven him for his sake; and what he has of worldly substance, though it be ever so little, he has it with a blessing; and therefore it is better than the riches of many wicked men; his house, though it is but a courage, as the word F11 here signifies, is blessed with the presence of God in it; his family, his children, and servants, are blessed, having his instructions and example, and especially when made effectual by the grace of God; as the house of Obededom was blessed for the sake of the ark, so is a just man's house, being a "bethel", an house of God, blessed on account of his worship in it; see ( 2 Samuel 6:11 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (hwn) "tugurio", Montanus; "tugurium, vel casam pastoritiam", Gejerus.
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