Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 11:28


The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous 1  will flourish like a green leaf. 2 


De 8:12-14; Job 31:24,25; Ps 1:3; Ps 52:7; Ps 52:8; Ps 62:10; Ps 92:12-14; Pr 10:15; Isa 60:21; Jer 17:8; Mr 10:24; Lu 12:20; 1Ti 6:17

NET © Notes

sn The implication from the parallelism is that the righteous do not trust in their own riches, but in the Lord.

tn Heb “leafage” or “leaf” (cf. KJV “as a branch”); TEV “leaves of summer”; NLT “leaves in spring.” The simile of a leaf is a figure of prosperity and fertility throughout the ancient Near East.

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