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Proverbs 10:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The reverence of Yahweh, addeth days, but, the years of the lawless, shall be shortened.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The feare of the LORD prolongeth dayes: but the yeeres of the wicked shalbe shortened.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The fear of the Lord adds [length] of days: but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The fear of Yahweh prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The fear 3374
{3374} Prime
Feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally reverence.
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
prolongeth 3254
{3254} Prime
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
days: 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
but the years 8141
{8141} Prime
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
of the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
shall be shortened. 7114
{7114} Prime
A primitive root; to dock off, that is, curtail (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively); especially to harvest (grass or grain).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:27

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 9:11; Psalms 55:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:27-28

_ _ Observe, 1. Religion lengthens men's lives and crowns their hopes. What man is he that loves life? Let him fear God, and that will secure him from many things that would prejudice his life, and secure to him life enough in this world and eternal life in the other; the fear of the Lord will add days more than was expected, will add them endlessly, will prolong them to the days of eternity. What man is he that would see good days? Let him be religious, and then his days shall not only be many, but happy, very happy as well as very many, for the hope of the righteous shall be gladness; they shall have what they hope for, to their unspeakable satisfaction. It is something future and unseen that they place their happiness in (Romans 8:24, Romans 8:25), not what they have in hand, but what they have in hope, and their hope will shortly be swallowed up in fruition, and it will be their everlasting gladness. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. 2. Wickedness shortens men's lives, and frustrates their hopes: The years of the wicked, that are spent in the pleasures of sin and the drudgery of the world, shall be shortened. Cut down the trees that cumber the ground. And whatever comfort or happiness a wicked man promises himself, in this world or the other, he will be frustrated; for the expectation of the wicked shall perish; his hope shall be turned into endless despair.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 10:27

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked (m) shall be shortened.

(m) The time of their prosperity will be short because of their great fall, though they seem to live long.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs 3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
Proverbs 9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
Psalms 21:4 He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever.
Psalms 34:11-13 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. ... Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Psalms 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Heb. addeth

the years:

Job 15:32-33 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green. ... He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
Job 22:15-16 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? ... Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
Jeremiah 17:11 [As] the partridge sitteth [on eggs], and hatcheth [them] not; [so] he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
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Jb 15:32; 22:15. Ps 21:4; 34:11; 55:23; 91:16. Pv 3:2, 16; 9:11. Ec 7:17. Jr 17:11. Lk 12:20.

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