New International Version
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
King James Bible
The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Darby Bible Translation
Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
World English Bible
The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Young's Literal Translation
Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
Proverbs 12:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked are overthrown - Seldom does God give such a long life or numerous offspring.
But the house of the righteous shall stand - God blesses their progeny, and their families continue long in the earth; whereas the wicked seldom have many generations in a direct line. This is God's mercy, that the entail of iniquity may be in some sort cut off, so that the same vices may not be strengthened by successive generations. For generally the bad root produces not only a bad plant, but one worse than itself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.
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