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Proverbs 11:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When the upright are blessed, exalted is the city, but, by the mouth of the lawless, it is overthrown.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— but by the mouth of ungodly men it is overthrown.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By the blessing 1293
{1293} Prime
בְּרָכָה
B@rakah
{ber-aw-kaw'}
From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity.
of the upright 3477
{3477} Prime
יָשָׁר
yashar
{yaw-shawr'}
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
the city 7176
{7176} Prime
קֶרֶת
qereth
{keh'-reth}
From H7136 in the sense of building; a city.
is exalted: 7311
{7311} Prime
רוּם
ruwm
{room}
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but it is overthrown 2040
{2040} Prime
הָרַס
harac
{haw-ras'}
A primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
by the mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of the wicked. 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 11:10-11.


Proverbs 11:11

_ _ By the blessing — implying active benevolence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 11:10-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:11

The blessing — Wherewith they bless the city, by their sincere prayers, and wise and wholesome counsels. The mouth — By their curses, and oaths, and blasphemies, and wicked counsels.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the blessing:

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise [men] turn away wrath.
Genesis 41:38-42 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]? ... And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Genesis 45:8 So now [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 32:20-22 And for this [cause] Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven. ... Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all [other], and guided them on every side.
Job 22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

it:

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
Esther 3:8-15 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws [are] diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it [is] not for the king's profit to suffer them. ... The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.
Esther 9:1-16 Now in the twelfth month, that [is], the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;) ... But the other Jews that [were] in the king's provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the prey,
James 3:6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
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Gn 41:38; 45:8. 2S 20:1. 2Ch 32:20. Es 3:8; 9:1. Jb 22:30. Pv 14:34; 29:8. Ec 9:15. Jm 3:6.

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