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Proverbs 12:3

    Proverbs 12:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved.

    Webster's Revision

    A man shall not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    World English Bible

    A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall never be moved.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:3

    A man shall not be established by wickedness - Evil is always variable: it has no fixed principle, except the root that is in the human heart; and even that is ever assuming new forms. Nothing is permanent but goodness; and that is unchangeable, because it comes from God. The produce of goodness is permanent, because it has God's blessing in it: the fruit of wickedness, or the property procured by wickedness, is transitory, because it has God's curse in it. The righteous has his root in God; and therefore he shall not be moved.