Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 10:7

Context
NET ©

The memory 1  of the righteous is a blessing, but the reputation 2  of the wicked will rot. 3 

NIV ©

The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

NASB ©

The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

NLT ©

We all have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.

MSG ©

A good and honest life is a blessed memorial; a wicked life leaves a rotten stench.

BBE ©

The memory of the upright is a blessing, but the name of the evil-doer will be turned to dust.

NRSV ©

The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

NKJV ©

The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.


KJV
The memory
<02143>
of the just
<06662>
[is] blessed
<01293>_:
but the name
<08034>
of the wicked
<07563>
shall rot
<07537> (8799)_.
NASB ©
The memory
<02143>
of the righteous
<06662>
is blessed
<01293>
, But the name
<08034>
of the wicked
<07563>
will rot
<07537>
.
HEBREW
bqry
<07537>
Myesr
<07563>
Msw
<08034>
hkrbl
<01293>
qydu
<06662>
rkz (10:7)
<02143>
LXXM
mnhmh
<3420
N-NSF
dikaiwn
<1342
A-GPM
met
<3326
PREP
egkwmiwn {N-GPN} onoma
<3686
N-NSN
de
<1161
PRT
asebouv
<765
A-GSM
sbennutai
<4570
V-PMI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
The memory
<02143>
of the righteous
<06662>
is a blessing
<01293>
, but the reputation
<08034>
of the wicked
<07563>
will rot
<07537>
.
NET ©

The memory 1  of the righteous is a blessing, but the reputation 2  of the wicked will rot. 3 

NET © Notes

sn “Memory” (זֵכֶר, zekher) and “name” are often paired as synonyms. “Memory” in this sense has to do with reputation, fame. One’s reputation will be good or bad by righteousness or wickedness respectively.

tn Heb “name.” The term “name” often functions as a metonymy of association for reputation (BDB 1028 s.v. שֵׁם 2.b).

tn The editors of BHS suggest a reading “will be cursed” to make a better parallelism, but the reading of the MT is more striking as a metaphor.

sn To say the wicked’s name will rot means that the name will be obliterated from memory (Exod 17:14; Deut 25:19), leaving only a bad memory for a while.



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