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Proverbs 11:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When the righteous prosper, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When it is, well with the righteous, the city, exulteth, When the lawless perish, there is a shout of triumph.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the good of the righteous a city exulteth, And in the destruction of the wicked [is] singing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When it goeth well with the just, the city shall rejoice: and when the wicked perish, there shall be praise.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When it goeth well with the righteous, the citie reioyceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the prosperity of righteous men a city prospers:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When it goeth well 2898
{2898} Prime
From H2895; good (as a noun), in the widest sense, especially goodness (superlatively concrete, the best), beauty, gladness, welfare.
with the righteous, 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
the city 7151
{7151} Prime
From H7136 in the sense of flooring, that is, building; a city.
rejoiceth: 5970
{5970} Prime
A primitive root; to jump for joy, that is, exult.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and when the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
perish, 6
{0006} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
[there is] shouting. 7440
{7440} Prime
From H7442; properly a creaking (or shrill sound), that is, shout (of joy or grief).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:10-11

_ _ The last may be a reason for the first. Together, they set forth the relative moral worth of good and bad men.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:10-11

_ _ It is here observed,

_ _ I. That good men are generally well-beloved by their neighbours, but nobody cares for wicked people. 1. It is true there are some few that are enemies to the righteous, that are prejudiced against God and godliness, and are therefore vexed to see good men in power and prosperity; but all indifferent persons, even those that have no great stock of religion themselves, have a good word for a good man; and therefore when it goes well with the righteous, when they are advanced and put into a capacity of doing good according to their desire, it is so much the better for all about them, and the city rejoices. For the honour and encouragement of virtue, and as it is the accomplishment of the promise of God, we should be glad to see virtuous men prosper in the world, and brought into reputation. 2. Wicked people may perhaps have here and there a well-wisher among those who are altogether such as themselves, but among the generality of their neighbours they get ill-will; they may be feared, but they are not loved, and therefore when they perish there is shouting; every body takes a pleasure in seeing them disgraced and disarmed, removed out of places of trust and power, chased out of the world, and wishes no greater loss may come to the town, the rather because they hope the righteous may come in their stead, as they into trouble instead of the righteous, Proverbs 11:8. Let a sense of honour therefore keep us in the paths of virtue, that we may live desired and die lamented, and not be hissed off the stage, Job 27:23; Psalms 52:6.

_ _ II. That there is good reason for this, because those that are good do good, but (as saith the proverb of the ancients) wickedness proceeds from the wicked. 1. Good men are public blessingsVir bonus est commune bonum. By the blessing of the upright, the blessings with which they are blessed, which enlarge their sphere of usefulness, — by the blessings with which they bless their neighbours, their advice, their example, their prayers, and all the instances of their serviceableness to the public interest, — by the blessings with which God blesses others for their sake, — by these the city is exalted and made more comfortable to the inhabitants, and more considerable among its neighbours. 2. Wicked men are public nuisances, not only the burdens, but the plagues of their generation. The city is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked, whose evil communications corrupt good manners, are enough to debauch a town, to ruin virtue in it, and bring down the judgments of God upon it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:10

When the righteous prosper, the city (e) rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.

(e) The country is blessed, where there are godly men, and they ought to rejoice when the wicked are taken away.

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Proverbs 28:12 When righteous [men] do rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Esther 8:15-16 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad. ... The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.


Exodus 15:21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Judges 5:31 So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but [let] them that love him [be] as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.
Job 27:23 [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
Psalms 58:10-11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. ... So that a man shall say, Verily [there is] a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Revelation 19:1-7 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: ... Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
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