English Standard Version
Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.
King James Bible
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
American Standard Version
The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.
Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.
English Revised Version
The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect: and as for the upright, they seek his life.
Webster's Bible Translation
The blood-thirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
Proverbs 29:10 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
A series of six proverb follows, beginning with a proverb of the king:
4 A king by righteousness bringeth the land to a good condition;
But a man of taxes bringeth it down.
The Hiph. חעמיד signifies to make it so that a person or matter comes to stand erect and stand fast (e.g., 1 Kings 15:4); הרס, to tear down, is the contrary of building up and extending (Psalm 28:5), cf. נהרס, opp. רוּם, of the state, Proverbs 11:11. By 'אישׁ תּר is meant the king, or a man of this kind; but it is questionable whether as a man of gifts, i.e., one who lets gifts be made to him (Grotius, Fleischer, Ewald, Bertheau, Zckler), or as a man of taxes, i.e., who imposes them (Midrash, Aben Ezra, Ralbag, Rosenmller, Hitzig). Both interpretations are possible, for 'תר means tax (lifting, raising equals dedicating), free-will offerings, as well as gifts that are obligatory and required by the laws of nature. Since the word, in the only other place where it occurs, Ezekiel 45:13-16, is used of the relation of the people to the prince, and denotes a legally-imposed tax, so it appears also here, in passing over from the religious sphere to the secular, to be meant of taxes, and that according to its fundamental conception of gifts, i.e., such taxes as are given on account of anything, such as the produce of the soil, manufactures, heritages. Thus also is to be understood Aquila's and Theodotion's ἀνὴρ ἀφαιρεμάτων, and the rendering also of the Venet. ἐράνων. A man on the throne, covetous of such gifts, brings the land to ruin by exacting contributions; on the contrary, a king helps the land to a good position, and an enduring prosperity, by the exercise of right, and that in appointing a well-proportioned and fit measure of taxation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 John 3:12
We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.
deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men.
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.
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