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Proverbs 13:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be extinguished.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The light of the righteous, rejoiceth, but, the lamp of the lawless, goeth out.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The light of the righteous reioyceth: but the lampe of the wicked shall be put out.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The righteous always have light: but the light of the ungodly is quenched. Crafty souls go astray in sins: but just men pity, and are merciful.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The light 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
of the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
rejoiceth: 8055
{8055} Prime
שָׂמַח
samach
{saw-makh'}
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but the lamp 5216
{5216} Prime
נִיר
niyr
{neer}
From a primitive root (see H5214 and H5135) properly meaning to glisten; a lamp (that is, the burner) or light (literally or figuratively).
of the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
shall be put out. 1846
{1846} Prime
דָּעַךְ
da`ak
{daw-ak'}
A primitive root; to be extinguished; figuratively to expire or be dried up.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:9

_ _ light ... lamp — prosperity; the first, the greater, and it

_ _ rejoiceth — burns brightly, or continues, while the other, at best small, soon fails.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:9

_ _ Here is, 1. The comfort of good men flourishing and lasting: The light of the righteous rejoices, that is, it increases, and makes them glad. Even their outward prosperity is their joy, and much more those gifts, graces, and comforts, with which their souls are illuminated; these shine more and more, Proverbs 4:18. The Spirit is their light, and he gives them a fulness of joy, and rejoices to do them good. 2. The comfort of bad men withering and dying: The lamp of the wicked burns dimly and faint; it looks melancholy, like a taper in an urn, and it will shortly be put out in utter darkness, Isaiah 50:11. The light of the righteous is as that of the sun, which may be eclipsed and clouded, but will continue; that of the wicked is as a lamp of their own kindling, which will presently go out and is easily put out.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 13:9

The light — The prosperity. Rejoiceth — Shines with a pleasant and constant brightness. Rejoicing is here ascribed to the light, as it is to the sun, Psalms 19:5, metaphorically. Put out — Their felicity shall have a hidden end.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
light:

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
1 Kings 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

lamp:
or, candle,
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Proverbs 24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Job 18:5-6 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. ... The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and [how oft] cometh their destruction upon them! [God] distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Isaiah 50:10-11 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. ... Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass [yourselves] about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
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1K 11:36. Jb 18:5; 21:17. Ps 97:11; 112:4. Pv 4:18; 20:20; 24:20. Is 50:10. Mt 22:13; 25:8.

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