10:2 Treasures of a wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
(a) That is, wickedly gotten.
10:3 The LORD will b
not allow the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance
of the wicked.
(b) Though he permits the just to want for a
time, yet he will send him comfort in due season.
Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of c
(c) When their wickedness is discovered, they
will be as dumb and not know what to say.
10:7 The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the
name of the wicked shall d perish.
(d) Shall be vile and abhorred both by God and
man, contrary to their own expectation, who think to make their name immortal.
that e winketh with the eye causeth
sorrow: but a f prating fool shall fall.
(e) That bears a fair countenance and imagines
mischief in his heart, as in (Proverbs
(f) For the corruption of his heart is known by
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but g
a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.
(g) That is, God will find him out to punish him.
10:15 The rich man's wealth
[is] his h strong city: the destruction
of the poor [is] their poverty.
(h) And so makes him bold to do evil, while
poverty bridles the poor from many evil things.
The lips of the righteous i feed many:
but fools die for lack of wisdom.
(i) For they speak truth and edify many by
exhortations, admonition and counsel.
10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and
he addeth k no sorrow with it.
(k) Meaning that all worldly things bring care
and sorrow, where as they who feel the blessings of God have none.
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them
that l send him.
(l) He is trouble and grief to him about any
10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the
years of the wicked m shall be
(m) The time of their prosperity will be short
because of their great fall, though they seem to live long.
The righteous shall n never be removed:
but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
(n) They enjoy in this life by faith and hope,
their everlasting life.