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Proverbs 16:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Everything, hath Yahweh made for its own purpose, yea, even the lawless one, for the day of calamity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked [worketh] for a day of evil.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord hath made all things for himself: the wicked also for the evil day.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD hath made all things for himselfe: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

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.
hath made 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[things] for himself: 4617
{4617} Prime
From H6030; a reply (favorable or contradictory).
yea, even x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
for the day 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).
of evil. 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:4

_ _ for himself — “for its answer,” or “purpose,” that is, according to God’s plan; the wicked are for the day of evil (Psalms 49:5; Jeremiah 17:18); sinning and suffering answer to each other, are indissolubly united.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 16:4

_ _ Note, 1. That God is the first cause. He is the former of all things and all persons, the fountain of being; he gave every creature the being it has and appointed it its place. Even the wicked are his creatures, though they are rebels; he gave them those powers with which they fight against him, which aggravates their wickedness, that they will not let him that made them rule them, and therefore, though he made them, he will not save them. 2. That God is the last end. All is of him and from him, and therefore all is to him and for him. He made all according to his will and for his praise; he designed to serve his own purposes by all his creatures, and he will not fail of his designs; all are his servants. The wicked he is not glorified by, but he will be glorified upon. He makes no man wicked, but he made those who he foresaw would be wicked: yet he made them (Genesis 6:6), because he knew how to get himself honour upon them. See Romans 9:22. Or (as some understand it) he made the wicked to be employed by him as the instruments of his wrath in the day of evil, when he brings judgments on the world. He makes some use even of wicked men, as of other things, to be his sword, his hand (Psalms 17:13, Psalms 17:14), flagellum Deithe scourge of God. The king of Babylon is called his servant.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 16:4

Doth work — He orders or disposes. For — For his own glory; for the discovery of his wisdom, power, goodness, truth, justice. The wicked — Wilful and impenitent sinners. Men make themselves wicked, and God therefore makes them miserable.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 16:4

The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of (c) evil.

(c) So that the justice of God will appear to his glory, even in the destruction of the wicked.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 43:7 [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Romans 9:22 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
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Jb 21:30. Is 43:7, 21. Ro 9:22; 11:36. 1P 2:8. 2P 2:3, 9. Rv 4:11.

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I think lammaănhū ( 4617) in pro 16:4 meaning is same as recompense ( like ih7999 in hos 12:2)or pro 11:31) or reward (like h7999 in deu 32:41 ,g514 in luk23:41) or repay

Hos 12:2    The LORD H3068  hath also a controversy H7379  with H5973  Judah, H3063  and will punish H6485   H5921  Jacob H3290  according to his ways; H1870  according to his doings H4611  will he recompense H7725  him.
Pro 11:31    Behold, H2005  the righteous H6662  shall be recompensed H7999  in the earth: H776  much more H637   H3588  the wicked H7563  and the sinner. H2398 
Deu 32:41    If H518  I whet H8150  my glittering H1300  sword, H2719  and mine hand H3027  take hold H270 on judgment; H4941  I will render H7725  vengeance H5359  to mine enemies, H6862  and will reward H7999  them that hate H8130  me
Luk 23:41    And G2532  we G2249  indeed G3303  justly; G1346  for G1063  we receive G618  the due reward G514  of our deeds: G3739   G4238  but G1161  this man G3778  hath done G4238  nothing G3762 amiss. G824 

- John hansen (3/20/2014 6:29:03 PM)
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