Proverbs 20:7
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English Standard Version
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

King James Bible
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

American Standard Version
A righteous man that walketh in his integrity, Blessed are his children after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him blessed children.

English Revised Version
A just man that walketh in his integrity, blessed are his children after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Proverbs 20:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This proverb warns against the debauchery with which free-thinking is intimately associated.

Wine is a mocker, mead boisterous;

And no one who is overtaken thereby is wise.

The article stands with יין. Ewald maintains that in 10:1-22:6 the article occurs only here and at Proverbs 21:31, and that it is here, as the lxx shows, not original. Both statements are incorrect. The article is found, e.g., at Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 18:18, Proverbs 18:17, and here the personification of "wine" requires it; but that it is wanting to שׁכר shows how little poetry delights in it; it stands once for twice. The effects of wine and mead (שׁכר from שׁכר, to stop, obstruct, become stupid) are attributed to these liquors themselves as their property. Wine is a mocker, because he who is intoxicated with it readily scoffs at that which is holy; mead is boisterous (cf. הומיּה, Proverbs 7:11), because he who is inebriated in his dissolute madness breaks through the limits of morality and propriety. He is unwise who, through wine and the like, i.e., overpowered by it (cf. 2 Samuel 13:28), staggers, i.e., he gives himself up to wine to such a degree that he is no longer master of himself. At Proverbs 5:19 we read, שׁגה ב, of the intoxication of love; here, as at Isaiah 28:7, of the intoxication of wine, i.e., of the passionate slavish desire of wine or for wine. The word "Erpicht" [avidissimus], i.e., being indissolubly bound to a thing, corresponds at least in some degree to the idea. Fleischer compares the French: tre fou de quelque chose. Isaiah 28:7, however, shows that one has to think on actual staggering, being overtaken in wine.

Proverbs 20:7 Parallel Commentaries

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just

Proverbs 14:2 He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Psalm 15:2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.

Psalm 26:1,11 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide...

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

his children

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

Cross References
Psalm 26:1
Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Psalm 37:26
He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

Psalm 112:2
His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Proverbs 19:1
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

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