Proverbs 1:32
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English Standard Version
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;

King James Bible
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

American Standard Version
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

English Revised Version
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Proverbs 1:32 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

שׂחק, as Proverbs 31:25 shows, is not to be understood with בּ; בּ is that of the state or time, not of the object. Regarding איד, calamitas opprimens, obruens (from אוּד equals Arabic âda, to burden, to oppress), see at Psalm 31:12. בא is related to יאתה as arriving to approaching; פחדּכם is not that for which they are in terror - for those who are addressed are in the condition of carnal security - but that which, in the midst of this, will frighten and alarm them. The Chethı̂b שאוה is pointed thus, שׁאוה (from שׁאו equals שׁאה, as ראוה, זעוה after the form אהבה, דּאבה); the Kerı̂ substitutes for this infinitive name the usual particip. שׁאה (where then the Vav is יתיר, "superfluous"), crashing (fem. of שׁאה), then a crash and an overthrow with a crash; regarding its root-meaning (to be waste, and then to sound hollow), see under Psalm 35:8. סוּפה (from סוּף equals ספה), sweeping forth as a (see Proverbs 10:25) whirlwind. The infinitive construction of 27a is continued in 27b in the finite. "This syntactical and logical attraction, by virtue of which a modus or tempus passes by ו or by the mere parallel arrangement (as Proverbs 2:2) from one to another, attracted into the signification and nature of the latter, is peculiar to the Hebr. If there follows a new clause or section of a clause where the discourse takes, as it were, a new departure, that attraction ceases, and the original form of expression is resumed; cf. 1:22, where after the accent Athnach the future is returned to, as here in 27c the infinitive construction is restored" (Fl.). The alliterating words צרה וצוּקה, cf. Isaiah 30:6; Zephaniah 1:15, are related to each other as narrowness and distress (Hitzig); the Mashal is fond of the stave-rhyme.

(Note: Jul. Ley, in his work on the Metrical Forms of Hebrew Poetry, 1866, has taken too little notice of these frequently occurring alliteration staves; Lagarde communicated to me (8th Sept. 1846) his view of the stave-rhyme in the Book of Proverbs, with the remark, "Only the Hebr. technical poetry is preserved to us in the O.T. records; but in such traces as are found of the stave-rhyme, there are seen the echoes of the poetry of the people, or notes passing over from it.")

Proverbs 1:32 Parallel Commentaries

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the turning

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

John 3:36 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life...

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

and the

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

Psalm 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

Psalm 92:6,7 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this...

Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

Hebrews 12:8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

prosperity

Jeremiah 48:11,12 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 5:22
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 8:5
O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.

Proverbs 8:36
but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."

Isaiah 66:4
I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight."

Jeremiah 2:19
Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God; the fear of me is not in you, declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

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