Proverbs 3:35
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English Standard Version
The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.

King James Bible
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

American Standard Version
The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

English Revised Version
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A second illustration of neighbourly love is harmlessness:

Devise not evil against thy neighbour,

While he dwelleth securely by thee.

The verb חרשׁ, χαράσσειν, signifies to cut into, and is used of the faber ferrarius as well as of the τιγναριυς (Isaiah, p. 463), who with a cutting instrument (חרשׁ, Genesis 4:22) works with metal or wood, and from his profession is called חרשׁ. But the word means as commonly to plough, i.e., to cut with the plough, and חרשׁ is used also of a ploughman, and, without any addition to it, it always has this meaning. It is then a question whether the metaphorical phrase רעה חרשׁ signifies to fabricate evil, cf. dolorum faber, mendacia procudere, ψευδῶν καὶ ἀπατῶν τέκτων, and the Homeric κακὰ φρεὶ βυσσοδομεύειν (Fleischer and most others), or to plough evil (Rashi, Ewald, etc.). The Targ., Syriac, and Jerome translate חשׁב, without deciding the point, by moliri; but the lxx and Graecus Venet. by τεκταίνειν. The correctness of these renderings is not supported by Ezekiel 21:36, where חרשׁי משׁחית are not such as fabricate destruction, but smiths who cause destruction; also מחרישׁ, 1 Samuel 23:9, proves nothing, and probably does not at all appertain to חרשׁ incidere (Keil), but to חרשׁ silere, in the sense of dolose moliri. On the one hand, it is to be observed from Job 4:8; Hosea 10:13, cf. Psalm 129:3, that the meaning arare malum might connect itself with חרשׁ רעה; and the proverb of Sirach 7:12, μὴ ἀροτρία ψεῦδος ἐπ ̓ ἀδελφῷ σου, places this beyond a doubt. Therefore in this phrase, if one keeps before him a clear perception of the figure, at one time the idea of fabricating, at another that of ploughing, is presented before us. The usage of the language in the case before us is more in favour of the latter than of the former. Whether ישׁב את means to dwell together with, or as Bttcher, to sit together with, after Psalm 1:1; Psalm 26:4., need not be a matter of dispute. It means in general a continued being together, whether as sitting, Job 2:13, or as dwelling, Judges 17:11.

(Note: Accentuate והוא־יושׁב לבטח. It is thus in correct texts. The Rebia Mugrash is transformed, according to the Accentuationssystem, xviii. 2.)

To take advantage of the regardlessness of him who imparts to us his confidence is unamiable. Love is doubly owing to him who resigns himself to it because he believes in it.

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Proverbs 4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honor, when you do embrace her.

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

Psalm 73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.


Proverbs 13:8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor hears not rebuke.

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Isaiah 65:13-15 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink...

Daniel 12:2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt...

shall be the promotion of fools

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

Proverbs 13:5
The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

Daniel 12:3
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

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