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Proverbs 15:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The house of proud men, will Yahweh tear down, but he will maintain the boundary of the widow.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord pulls down the houses of scorners; but he establishes the border of the widow.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
will destroy 5255
{5255} Prime
A primitive root; to tear away.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of the proud: 1343
{1343} Prime
From H1342; lofty; figuratively arrogant.
but he will establish 5324
{5324} Prime
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the border 1366
{1366} Prime
From H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed.
of the widow. 490
{0490} Prime
Feminine of H0488; a widow; also a desolate place.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:25

_ _ The most desolate who have God’s aid have more permanent good than the self-reliant sinner (Proverbs 2:22; Proverbs 12:7).

_ _ border — or, “boundary for possessions” (Psalms 78:54).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:25

_ _ Note, 1. Those that are elevated God delights to abase, and commonly does it in the course of his providence: The proud, that magnify themselves, bid defiance to the God above them and trample on all about them, are such as God resists and will destroy, not them only, but their houses, which they are proud of and are confident of the continuance and perpetuity of. Pride is the ruin of multitudes. 2. Those that are dejected God delights to support, and often does it remarkably: He will establish the border of the poor widow, which proud injurious men break in upon, and which the poor widow is not herself able to defend and make good. It is the honour of God to protect the weak and appear for those that are oppressed.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 15:25

The proud — Of the mighty oppressors. The border — The estate, the border being often used, for the land within the borders.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and [are] not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
Job 40:11-13 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one [that is] proud, and abase him. ... Hide them in the dust together; [and] bind their faces in secret.
Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Psalms 52:5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD [be] high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
Daniel 5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.


Deuteronomy 10:17-18 For the LORD your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: ... He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Psalms 68:5-6 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, [is] God in his holy habitation. ... God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry [land].
Psalms 146:9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.
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Dt 10:17. Jb 40:11. Ps 52:1, 5; 68:5; 138:6; 146:9. Pv 12:7; 14:11. Is 2:12. Dn 5:20. Jm 1:27. 1P 5:5.

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