Proverbs 18:3
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New International Version
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.

King James Bible
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Darby Bible Translation
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

World English Bible
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

Young's Literal Translation
With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.

Proverbs 18:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When the wicked cometh, etc. - would it not be better to read this verse thus? "When the wicked cometh contempt cometh; and with ignominy cometh reproach." A wicked man is despised even by the wicked. He who falls under ignominy falls under reproach.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yes, strife and reproach shall cease.

Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

1 Samuel 20:30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

Nehemiah 4:4 Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach on their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

Psalm 69:9,20 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me...

Psalm 123:3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

1 Peter 4:4,14 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you...

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Two Fortresses
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
A sermon (2494) intended for reading on Lord's Day, December 6th, 1896, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington on Thursday Evening, April 16th, 1885. "The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"--Proverbs 18:14. Every man sooner or later has some kind of infirmity to bear. It may be that his constitution from the very first will be inclined to certain disease and pains, or possibly he may in passing through life suffer from accident
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." "The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law," saith our apostle, 1 Cor. xv. 56. These two concur to make man mortal, and these two are the bitter ingredients of death. Sin procured it, and the law appointed it, and God hath seen to the exact execution of that law in all ages; for what man liveth and shall not taste of death? Two only escaped the common
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Proverbs 18:2
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:4
The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

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