Proverbs 12:7
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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.

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Clarke'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


Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Esther 9:6-10,14 And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men...

Job 5:3,4 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation...

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 18:15-20 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered on his habitation...

Job 27:18-23 He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes...


Psalm 37:10,35-37 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be...


Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...


the house

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Proverbs 24:3,4 Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established...

2 Samuel 7:16,26 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever...

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

The 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
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Matthew 7:24
"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.

Job 34:25
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

Proverbs 10:25
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

Proverbs 12:8
A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.

Proverbs 15:25
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.

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