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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
 
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Chapter 10

Verse 1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.


proverbs
1:1; 25:1; 1 Kings 4:32; Ecclesiastes 12:9
A wise
15:20; 17:21,25; 19:13; 23:15,16,24,25; 29:3,15; Ecclesiastes 2:19

Verse 2
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Treasures
11:4; Psalms 49:6-10; Isaiah 10:2,3; Zephaniah 1:18; Luke 12:15-21; 16:22,23; Romans 2:5; James 5:1-3
but
12:28; Daniel 4:27; Romans 5:21; Philippians 3:9

Verse 3
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
will
Job 5:20; Psalms 10:14; 33:19; 34:9,10; 37:3,19,25; Isaiah 33:16; Matthew 6:30-33; Luke 12:22-24,31; Hebrews 13:5,6
but
Job 20:5-8,20-22,28; Habakkuk 2:6-8; Zephaniah 1:18
the substance of the wicked
or, the wicked for their wickedness.
14:32

Verse 4
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
becometh
6:6-11; 11:24; 12:24; 19:15,24; 20:4,13; 24:30-34; Ecclesiastes 10:18; John 6:27; Hebrews 6:11,12; 2 Peter 1:5-10
with a slack hand
That is, slothfully and negligently.
but
13:4; 21:5; 1 Corinthians 15:58

Verse 5
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
gathereth
6:6,8; 30:25; Isaiah 55:6,7
a son
12:4; 17:2; 19:26

Verse 6
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Blessings
11:26; 24:25; 28:20; Deuteronomy 28:2; Job 29:13; 2 Timothy 1:16-18
violence
11; Esther 7:8; Psalms 107:42; Romans 3:19

Verse 7
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
memory
1 Kings 11:36; 2 Kings 19:34; 2 Chronicles 24:16; Psalms 112:6; Mark 14:9; Luke 1:48
the name
Job 18:17; 27:23; Psalms 9:5,6; 109:13,15; Ecclesiastes 8:10; Jeremiah 17:13

Verse 8
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
wise
1:5; 9:9; 12:1; 14:8; Psalms 119:34; James 3:13
but
10; 12:13; 13:3; 14:23
prating fool
Heb. a fool of lips.
Ecclesiastes 10:12
fall
or, be beaten.
18:6,7

Verse 9
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
that walketh
28:18; Psalms 23:4; 25:21; 26:11,12; 84:11; Isaiah 33:15,16; Galatians 2:13,14
but
17:20; Luke 12:1,2; 1 Corinthians 4:5

Verse 10
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
that
6:13; Job 15:12; Psalms 35:19
but
8; 18:6,7,21
fall
or, be beaten.
3 John 1:10

Verse 11
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
mouth of a
20,21,32; 13:14; 15:7; 16:22-24; 18:4; 20:15; Psalms 37:30,31; Ephesians 4:29
but
6; Psalms 107:42; Ecclesiastes 10:12-14; Matthew 12:34-37; James 3:5-8

Verse 12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Hatred
15:18; 16:27; 28:25; 29:22; James 4:1
love
17:9; 1 Corinthians 13:4; James 5:20; 1 Peter 4:8

Verse 13
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
the lips
11,21; 15:7,23; 20:15; 26:3; Exodus 10:12; Isaiah 50:4; Luke 4:22
a rod
10; 7:22; 17:10; 26:3; 27:22; Psalms 32:9
understanding
Heb. heart.
6:32; *marg:

Verse 14
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
lay
1:5; 9:9; 18:1,15; 19:8; Matthew 12:35; 13:44,52; 2 Corinthians 4:6,7
the mouth
8,10; 13:3; 18:7; 21:23

Verse 15
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
rich
18:11; Job 31:24,25; Psalms 49:6; 52:7; Ecclesiastes 7:12; Jeremiah 9:23; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:19; 1 Timothy 6:17
the destruction
14:20; 19:7; 22:22,23; Micah 2:1,2

Verse 16
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
labour
11:30; Isaiah 3:10,11; John 6:27; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 6:7-9; Hebrews 6:10
the fruit
Matthew 7:17,18; 12:33,34; 15:19; Romans 6:23; 2 Timothy 2:17,18; 3:13

Verse 17
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
the way
3:1,2,18; 4:4,13; 12:1; 22:17-19; Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 11:28; Hebrews 2:1; 2 Peter 1:5-11
he that
1:25,26,30; 5:12; 15:10; 29:1; 2 Chronicles 25:16; Hebrews 12:25
erreth
or, causeth to err.
Ecclesiastes 5:6

Verse 18
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
that hideth
26:24-26; 1 Samuel 18:21,22,29; 2 Samuel 3:27; 11:8-15; 13:23-29; 20:9,10; Psalms 5:9; 12:2; 55:21; Luke 20:20,21
that uttereth
Psalms 15:3; 50:20; 101:5

Verse 19
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
the multitude
Ecclesiastes 5:3; 10:13,14; James 3:2
but
17:27,28; Psalms 39:1; James 1:19; 3:2

Verse 20
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
tongue
12:18; 15:4; 16:13; 25:11,12; Matthew 12:35
the heart
23:7; Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 12:34

Verse 21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
feed
12:18; 15:4; Job 4:3,4; 23:12; 29:21,22; Psalms 37:30; Ecclesiastes 12:9,10; Jeremiah 3:15; 15:16; John 21:15-17; 1 Peter 5:2
fools
1:29,31; 5:12,23; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 13:19; John 3:19,20; Romans 1:28
wisdom
Heb. heart.
17:16

Verse 22
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
it
Genesis 12:2; 13:2; 14:23; 24:35; 26:12; Deuteronomy 8:17,18; 1 Samuel 2:7,8; Psalms 37:22; Psalms 107:38; 113:7,8
he
20:21; 28:22; Joshua 6:18; 7:1-26; 1 Kings 21:19; 2 Kings 5:26,27; Job 27:8-23; Habakkuk 2:6-12; Zechariah 5:4; James 5:1-5

Verse 23
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
14:9; 15:21; 26:18,19; Ecclesiastes 11:9

Verse 24
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
fear
Job 3:25; 15:21; Hebrews 10:27
the desire
Psalms 21:2; 37:4; 145:19; Matthew 5:6; John 14:18; 16:24; 1 John 5:14,15

Verse 25
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
the whirlwind
1:27; Job 27:19-21; Psalms 37:9,10; 58:9; 73:18-20; Isaiah 40:24
an
30; Psalms 15:5; Matthew 7:24,25; 16:18; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Timothy 6:19; 2 Timothy 2:19

Verse 26
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
vinegar
25:13,20
as smoke
As the acidity of vinegar causes the unpleasantness and pain to the teeth, and by softening and dissolving the alkali of the bone, impairs their texture, and renders them incapable of mastication; and as smoke, by irritating the tender vessels, causes the eyes to smart, and prevents distinct vision; so a sluggish messenger is a continual vexation and loss to those by whom he is employed.
Isaiah 65:5
so
Matthew 25:26; Romans 12:11; Hebrews 6:12

Verse 27
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
fear
3:2,16; 9:11; Psalms 21:4; 34:11-13; 91:16
prolongeth
Heb. addeth. the years.
Job 15:32,33; 22:15,16; Psalms 55:23; Ecclesiastes 7:17; Jeremiah 17:11; Luke 12:20

Verse 28
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
hope
Psalms 16:9; 73:24-26; Romans 5:2; 12:12; 15:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:16
but
11:7; 14:32; Job 8:13; 11:20; Psalms 112:10; Luke 16:23-26

Verse 29
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
way
Psalms 84:7; Isaiah 40:31; Zechariah 10:12; Philippians 4:13
but
21:15; Job 31:3; Psalms 1:6; 36:12; 37:20; 92:7; Matthew 7:22,23; Luke 13:26,27; Romans 2:8,9

Verse 30
The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
never
25; Psalms 16:8; 37:22,28,29; 112:6; 125:1; Romans 8:35-39; 2 Peter 1:10,11
the wicked
Psalms 37:9,10,22; 52:5; Ezekiel 33:24-26; Micah 2:9,10; Matthew 21:41

Verse 31
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
mouth
11,13,20,21; Psalms 37:30
the froward
Psalms 31:18; 63:11; 120:3,4

Verse 32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
know
Ecclesiastes 12:10; Daniel 4:27; Titus 2:8
but
11:11; 12:6,18; 15:2,28; 18:6-8
frowardness
Heb. frowardnesses.


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=010>.  

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