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Proverbs 1:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, the turning away of the simple, will slay them,—and, the carelessness of dullards, will destroy them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the turning away 4878
{4878} Prime
From H7725; apostasy.
of the simple 6612
{6612} Prime
From H6601; silly (that is, seducible).
shall slay 2026
{2026} Prime
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them, and the prosperity 7962
{7962} Prime
From H7951; security (genuine or false).
of fools 3684
{3684} Prime
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
shall destroy 6
{0006} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:20-33.

Proverbs 1:32

_ _ turning away — that is, from the call of Proverbs 1:23.

_ _ simple — as in Proverbs 1:22.

_ _ prosperity — quiet, implying indifference.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:20-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 1:32

Turning — From God. Destroy — Shall prove the occasion of their ruin, by making them presumptuous, and secure.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 1:32

For (a) the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

(a) That is, the prosperity and sensuality in which they delight.

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the turning:

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Hebrews 10:38-39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. ... But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven:

and the:

Deuteronomy 32:15-44 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. ... And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
Psalms 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap.
Psalms 92:6-7 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. ... When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; [it is] that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Luke 12:16-21 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: ... So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: ... But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

or, ease,
Jeremiah 48:11-12 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. ... Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
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Dt 32:15. Ps 69:22; 92:6. Pv 8:36. Jr 48:11. Lk 12:16; 16:19. Jn 3:36. He 10:38; 12:8, 25. Jm 5:5.

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The tragedy of this verse, along with the theme since 1:20, is that fools delight in and feel secure in their foolishness, their silliness, and their path of ignorance. Here, with 1:31, we see the result of the foolish men's "security" and his "way": he walks right off the cliff. The "fruit of their way" (1:31) is destruction. The wages of foolishness is death.
- Jon M (1/1/2017 9:18:05 AM)
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