John Trapp Complete Commentary. b. Proverbs 10:12. Bible Gateway Recommends . … 10 1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. Unless love wins, the strife will get worse. ав Его, отпущу». b. The idea here is of a wise son who shows his wisdom by working hard. a. The wise in heart will receive commands: Wisdom gives the humility to be instructed and to receive commands from God and those in rightful authority. Covers all sins: “On the contrary, love conciliates; removes aggravations; puts the best construction on every thing; and pours water, not oil, upon the flame.” (Clarke), iv. The memory of the righteous is blessed, For many people, the greatest riches they treasure in their hearts are the kind and encouraging things others have said to them. We sense some kind of arrangement in these proverbs; they may be sometimes grouped in sets of two, three, or four proverbs linked by a theme. The heart of the wicked is worth little. But the wicked will not inhabit the earth. Keith Simons. He who winks with the eye causes trouble, b. That's because chapters 1-9 are really just the introduction to Solomon's collection of proverbs. “The drinker expected sweet wine but instead received sour vinegar. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife,But love covers all transgressions. The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, ii. The hope of the righteous will be gladness, He who winks with the eye causes trouble: The idea of winks here is of one who does not take wickedness and folly seriously. John 9:4).” (Waltke). A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.] In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, The perverse tongue will be cut out: Those who speak in a crooked or twisted way can only expect to be left without a word. Oh, let us put on the Lord Jesus in his spirit of forbearing, sacrificial love, and let us forgive as we have been forgiven by Christ.” (Bridges). 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. a. “This probably alludes to the punishment of cutting out the tongue for blasphemy, treasonable speeches, profane swearing, or such like…. In their disobedience they will fall. Conflict cannot exist without hatred. Jesus said, there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known (Matthew 10:26). “This little proverb portrays the aggravation in sending a lazy servant on a mission—it could be a confusing, unpleasant ordeal.” (Ross), ii. About this commentary: Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain. John Trapp Complete Commentary. i. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast -, The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel -. a. Learning & Values Texts & Writings Classic Texts Tanakh - The Hebrew Bible Ketuvim - Scriptures Proverbs Mishlei - Proverbs - Chapter 10 « Previous Chapter 9. Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. The rich man’s rejection of Christ was the source of present and everlasting sorrow (Luke 18:23-25).” (Bridges). When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more: As with the previous proverb, this phrase emphasizes the unstable and dangerous place the wicked stand in. 8. The sluggard looks for prosperity without diligence; the atheist looks for prosperity only from being diligent.”. There be beasts ad usum, et ad esum. They therefore live in fear and these fears will one day come upon them. Chapter 10. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. The years of the wicked will be shortened: This is one of the many prices that the wicked man or woman must pay. i. (Pr 10:13) Previous commentary: Proverbs 10:11. He who walks with integrity lives free from the fear of such discovery. “Joseph seized his opportunity to prepare and preserve his life for an otherwise barren future (Genesis 41:46-57; cf. a. The heart of the wicked is worth little: There are great hearts and small hearts, and a wicked heart is certainly small. a. It is a great skill to be able "to time a word," [Isaiah 50:4] to set it upon the wheels. Ver. “In this collection ‘conceal’ is not used in the bad sense of maliciously hiding something (unlike Proverbs 10:6, 11) but in a good sense of forgiving or not finding fault (Proverbs 11:13; 12:16, 23; 17:9; 28:13; note especially Proverbs 10:12).” (Garrett), iii. b. But he who refuses correction goes astray. Wealth may become a curse, but poverty is inherently a destruction.” (Morgan), ii. For example, Proverbs 10:4 and 10:5 may have been arranged next to each other because both deal with the theme of hard work. For example, Proverbs 10:4 and 10:5 may have been arranged next to each other because both deal with the theme of hard work. i. The righteous will come through trouble: The righteous man or woman will certainly experience trouble but will come through it. When King David saw this heart in his son, it no doubt made him a glad father. a. Blessings are on the head of the righteous: This was especially true in the context of the old or Mosaic covenant, where God promised to bless obedience and curse disobedience (Deuteronomy 27-28). but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. There is much more potential sin in talking than in listening. But He casts away the desire of the wicked. b. b. Love and hate are opposites, and their effects are opposites as well. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: We are reminded of the parable Jesus told of the rich fool (Luke 12:16-21). i. a. He that winketh with the eye - Instead of the latter clause, on which see Proverbs 10:8, the Septuagint has, ὁ δε ελεγχων μετα παῥρησιας ειρηνοποιει· "but he that reproveth with freedom, maketh peace." Hatred stirreth up strifes: by love covereth all sins. Explanation and Commentary of Proverbs 10:12 This proverb seems an understatement. Thus lying lips covered the malevolence of a wicked heart.” (Clarke). Proverbs 10:12. i. The wise in heart will receive commands, b. And He adds no sorrow with it. Adds no sorrow with it: “Those three vultures shall be driven away that constantly feed on the wealthy worldling’s heart – care in getting, fear in keeping, grief in losing the things of this life. i. Gathers in summer: “A well chosen season is the greatest advantage of any action, which, as it is seldom found in haste, so it is too often lost in delay. Violence covers the mouth of the wicked: Instead of blessing, violence will come to the wicked. In the majority of instances this is unnecessary, because they are self-evident expositions of one abiding truth.” (Morgan). “No exposition is possible save to take each proverb and consider it in its separate value. “But it is simpler to take it as the man’s evil, written, as we say, all over his face.” (Kidner). The mouth of the righteous is a well of life: A righteous man speaks life-giving words, most often to others and sometimes to himself. Ver. For New King James text and comment, click here. Click on the different category headings to find out more. i. When he hears the Master’s call to go into his vineyard, he disobeys at his peril (Matthew 20:7; 25:30).” (Bridges). But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. Full of candor and inventiveness, it puts the best construction on doubtful matters and does not expose the faults of a brother. He who gathers in summer: The ant was previously presented as an example of hard work in the summer (Proverbs 6:6-8). Now that the introduction is done... You'll notice that chapter 10 begins with the words, "The proverbs of Solomon." In the multitude of words sin is not lacking: For many people, the more they talk the more they will sin. “He that can learn, and will not learn, should be made to learn. A wise son: Solomon himself was the ultimate wise son, receiving and valuing wisdom above all other things (1 Kings 3). The righteous will never be removed, The Soncino commentary remarks, Hatred makes mountains out of mole hills, but love covers, or puts out of sight, and enables one to overlook insults and wrongs. The destruction of the poor: In this world, poverty puts the poor man at a great disadvantage, sometimes leading to their destruction. PAUL APPLE. This arrangement continues through Proverbs 22:16. 3 The Lord … “You may be called to forgo wealth; you must certainly rate it below honesty. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; The tongue, the instrument of the mind is contrasted with the heart or mind itself, the just with the wicked, the choice silver with the worthless “little,” the Hebrew word being possibly taken in its primary sense as a “filing” or “scraping” of dross or worthless metal. Proverbs 10-12. 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. The Book of Proverbs - Topics - Controlling the Tongue, Self-Image, Self-control; CHARLES BRIDGES Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. 12. We should do all that we can heartily, as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23). The way of the Lord is strength: God’s path is blessed and good for those who are set upon it. But a prating fool will fall. The soul can flourish even when the body is afflicted. Hatred stirreth up strife — Upon every slight occasion, by filling men’s minds with suspicions and surmises, whereby they imagine faults where there are none, and aggravate every small offence; but love covereth all sins — Either doth not severely observe, or willingly forgives and forgets the injuries and offences of others, and so prevents contention and mischief. We could say this is true in two senses, in that love covers the sins of others, and that love covers the sins of the one who loves. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. But a prating fool will fall. But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. b. But righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 10:12. It is to reject instruction and will lead to going astray. That rich fool gathered great wealth but was not rich toward God (Luke 16:21). a. 1. b. i. Thankfully, God still loves the heart of the wicked and wants to transform that heart into something greater. Violence covers the mouth of the wicked: The wicked man or woman brings harm and hurt with their words. Adam Clarke Commentary The rich man's wealth is his strong city - Behold a mystery in providence; there is not a rich man on earth but becomes such by means of the poor! As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Will not allow the righteous soul to famish: This is one of the blessings that money can’t buy that we might think of from the previous verse. The fear of the Lord prolongs days: The one who fears and honors God will enjoy the blessing of a longer life. The expectation of the wicked will perish: The wicked man or woman faces a future where all desires and expectations for good will be disappointed. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. That is, he gets out of wisdom the same satisfaction that a fool gets out of wickedness.” (Morgan), ii. He who keeps instruction: Wisdom and instruction must not only be gained but also kept. “A man of understanding finds sport in wisdom. b. But the years of the wicked will be shortened. Every man and woman can choose if they will be remembered to praise or remembered to shame. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. There certainly is a place for the confrontation and exposure of sin. The wise in heart shall receive commandment,] i.e., Submit to God’s holy word without replies and cavils. b. But he who perverts his ways will become known. Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, i. Winks with the eye: “That secretly and cunningly designs mischiefs against others, as this phrase is used, Psalms 35:19 Proverbs 6:13.” (Poole). So is the lazy man to those who send him: The one who sends a lazy man to do the work will be irritated by their laziness and lack of concern for hard work. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Proverbs. The lips of the righteous feed many: Solomon likely meant this in a symbolic sense, the idea being that they are “fed” by the good and beneficial words spoken by the righteous man or woman. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. b. 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. a. “All the work of the field should be done in the season suitable to it. “This is a plain recognition of the power of wealth, and the paralysis of poverty. i. A person preparing food expected a constructive fire to prepare the meal but received smoke and tears instead.” (Waltke). a. א מִשְׁלֵ֗י שְׁל i. b. 10. So is the lazy man to those who send him. a. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. But the expectation of the wicked will perish. The righteous will never be removed: God’s righteous men and women have a wonderful future to look forward to, secure and immoveable. The prating fool will fall: The fool will continue along their path until they fall. On thoughtful kindness to animals, compare, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: This principle observes that wealth gives a measure of protection and provision in this world to the rich man. a. Sinful habits, guilt, and ungodly anxiety all take years from one’s life. 1 Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. Ver. 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