Wisdom & the Fear of God As Contrasted With Folly and Sin (Proverbs 10 – Part 4)

Commentary by GL Jones

In this lesson we compare the KJV against the NLT (New Life Version by Tyndale House Foundation)


Proverbs 10:25-32 KJV:

25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.


26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.


27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.


28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.


29 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.


30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.


31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.


32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.


Overview: Proverbs 10:25-32 (NLT version)


In verse 25, Solomon says that – When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,but the godly have a lasting foundation.


In verse 26, Solomon tells us that –  Lazy  people irritate their employers,like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.


In verse 27, Solomon says that – Fear of the lord lengthens one’s life,but the years of the wicked are cut short.


In verse 28, Solomon tells us that : The hopes of the godly result in happiness,but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.


In verse 29, Solomon says that: The  way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.


In verse 30, Solomon tell us that: The godly will never be disturbed,but the wicked will be removed from the land.


In verse 31, Solomon says that: The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice,but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.


And lastly in verse 32, Solomon tells us that: The lips of the godly speak helpful words,but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.




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