Proverbs 22 :12

Proverbs 22 :12 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthrows the words of the transgressor.

American King James Version (AKJV)

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthrows the words of the transgressor.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The eyes of Jehovah preserve him that hath knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The eyes of the Lord keep knowledge, but by him the acts of the false man will be overturned.

Webster's Revision

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

World English Bible

The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The eyes of the LORD preserve him that hath knowledge, but he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

Definitions for Proverbs 22 :12

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22 :12

The eyes of the Lord - (the Divine providence) preserve knowledge - This providence has been wonderfully manifested in preserving the sacred oracles, and in preserving many ancient authors, which have been of great use to the civil interests of man.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 22 :12

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 22 :12

22:12 Preserve - God by the watchful eye of his providence maintains and defends. Knowledge - Men of knowledge, knowing and good men. The matters - All his hopes, enterprizes, and concerns.
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