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Proverbs 10:27

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10:27 Fearing the Lord 1  prolongs life, 2 

but the life span 3  of the wicked will be shortened. 4 

Proverbs 12:2

Context

12:2 A good person obtains favor from the Lord,

but the Lord 5  condemns a person with wicked schemes. 6 

1 tn Heb “the fear of the Lord.” The term יְהוָה (yÿhvah, “the Lord”) functions as an objective genitive.

2 tn Heb “days” (so KJV, ASV).

3 tn Heb “years.” The term “years” functions as a synecdoche of part (= years) for the whole (= lifespan).

4 sn This general saying has to be qualified with the problem of the righteous suffering and dying young, a problem that perplexed the sages of the entire ancient world. But this is the general principle: The righteous live longer because their life is the natural one and because God blesses them.

5 tn Heb “but he condemns”; the referent (the Lord) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Heb “a man of wicked plans.” The noun מְזִמּוֹת (mÿzimmot, “evil plans”) functions as an attributive genitive: “an evil-scheming man.” Cf. NASB “a man who devises evil”; NAB “the schemer.”



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