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Proverbs 10:6

    Proverbs 10:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Blessings are on the head of the upright, but the face of sinners will be covered with sorrow.

    Webster's Revision

    Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    World English Bible

    Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Blessings are upon the head of the righteous: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:6

    Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked - As blessings shall be on the head of the just, so the violence of the wicked shall cover their face with shame and confusion. Their own violent dealings shall be visited upon them. The mouth forsoth of unpitious men wickidnesse covereth. - Old MS. Bible. "The forehead of the ungodly is past shame, and presumptuous." - Coverdale.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:6

    Covereth ... - The meaning is perhaps, the violence which the wicked has done is as a bandage over his mouth, reducing him to a silence and shame, like that of the leper Leviticus 13:45; Micah 3:7 or the condemned criminal Esther 7:8, whose "face is covered."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:6

    10:6 Violence - Their own violence or injustice. This may be an allusion to the ancient custom of covering the mouths and faces of condemned malefactors.