Proverbs 10:27
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As vinegar to the teeth - The acid softening and dissolving the alkali of the bone, so as to impair their texture, and render them incapable of masticating; and as smoke affects the eyes, irritating their tender vessels, so as to give pain and prevent distinct vision; so the sluggard, the lounging, thriftless messenger, who never returns in time with the desired answer.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fear

Proverbs 3:2,16 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you...

Proverbs 9:11 For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

Psalm 34:11-13 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD...

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

prolongeth

Job 15:32,33 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green...

Job 22:15,16 Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden...

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time?

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right...

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

Library
The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:9
and so that you may live long in the land the LORD swore to your ancestors to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Job 15:32
Before his time he will wither, and his branches will not flourish.

Job 15:33
He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.

Job 22:16
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.

Psalm 55:23
But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.

Proverbs 3:2
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

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