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Proverbs 12:7

    Proverbs 12:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous shall stand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Evil-doers are overturned and never seen again, but the house of upright men will keep its place.

    Webster's Revision

    The wicked are overthrown, and are not; 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:7

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:7

    12:7 Are not - Both they and their families suddenly perish.