Proverbs 12:7
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English Standard Version
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.

King James Bible
The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

American Standard Version
The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous shall stand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.

English Revised Version
The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Three proverbs on knowledge, the favour of God, firmness and the means thereto.

1 He loveth correction who loveth knowledge,

   And he hateth instruction who is without reason.

It is difficult in such cases to say which is the relation of the ideas that is intended. The sequence of words which lies nearest in the Semitic substantival clause is that in which the predicate is placed first; but the subject may, if it is to be made prominent, stand at the head of the sentence. Here, 1b, the placing of the subject in advance recommends itself: one who hates instruction is devoid of reason. But since we have no reason in 1a to invert the order of the words as they lie together, we take the conceptions placed first in both cases as the predicates. Thus: he who loves knowledge shows and proves that he does so by this, that he willingly puts himself in the place of a learner; and devoid of reason is he who with aversion rejects reproof, which is designed to guard him from future mistakes and false steps. Regarding the punctuation דעת אהב (with Mercha on the ante-penult. and the העמדה-sign on the penult.), vid., at Proverbs 11:26., Proverbs 1:19. In 1b the Munach in תוכחת is transformed from Mugrash (Accentssystem, xviii. 2), as in Proverbs 15:10. בּער (cf. Proverbs 30:2) is a being who is stupid as the brute cattle (בּעיר, from בּער, to graze, cattle of all kinds; Arab. b'ayr, the beast κατ ̓ ἐξ., i.e., the camel); as a homo brutus is compared to a בּהמּה (Psalm 49:21), Psalm 73:22), and is called Arab. behymt, from bahym, "shut up" (spec. dabb, a bear; thwr, an ox; ḥamâr, an ass) (Fl.).

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Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Esther 9:6-10,14 And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men...

Job 5:3,4 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation...

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 18:15-20 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered on his habitation...

Job 27:18-23 He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes...


Psalm 37:10,35-37 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be...


Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...


the house

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Proverbs 24:3,4 Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established...

2 Samuel 7:16,26 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever...

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Cross References
Matthew 7:24
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Job 34:25
Thus, knowing their works, he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.

Proverbs 10:25
When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.

Proverbs 12:8
A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.

Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

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