New American Standard Bible
By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
King James Bible
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
World English Bible
By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The blessing of the upright - Probably the prayers which he offers for the good of the city in which he dwells, and which avail to preserve it from destruction (compare Genesis 18:23-33); or "the blessing which God gives the upright."
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
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