New International Version
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.
King James Bible
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Darby Bible Translation
The memory of the righteous [man] shall be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
World English Bible
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Young's Literal Translation
The remembrance of the righteous is for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.
Proverbs 10:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The memory of the just is blessed - Or, is a blessing.
But the name of the wicked shall rot - This is another antithesis; but there are only two antithetic terms, for memory and name are synonymous - Lowth. The very name of the wicked is as offensive as putrid carrion.
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'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 …
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2 Chronicles 32:33
Hezekiah rested with his ancestors and was buried on the hill where the tombs of David's descendants are. All Judah and the people of Jerusalem honored him when he died. And Manasseh his son succeeded him as king.
The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
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