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Proverbs 22:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that soweth unrighteousness shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his wrath shall have an end.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that soweth perversity, shall reap trouble, and, the rod of his wrath, shall be ready.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that soweth iniquitie, shall reape vanitie: and the rodde of his anger shall faile.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that sows wickedness shall reap troubles; and shall fully receive the punishment of his deeds. God loves a cheerful and liberal man; but [a man] shall fully prove the folly of his works.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that soweth 2232
{2232} Prime
זָרַע
zara`
{zaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
iniquity 5766
{5766} Prime
עֶוֶל
`evel
{eh'-vel}
From H5765; (moral) evil.
shall reap 7114
{7114} Prime
קָצַר
qatsar
{kaw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to dock off, that is, curtail (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively); especially to harvest (grass or grain).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
vanity: 205
{0205} Prime
אָוֶן
'aven
{aw-ven'}
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
and the rod 7626
{7626} Prime
שֵׁבֶט
shebet
{shay'-bet}
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
of his anger 5678
{5678} Prime
עֶבְרָה
`ebrah
{eb-raw'}
Feminine of H5676; an outburst of passion.
shall fail. 3615
{3615} Prime
כָּלָה
kalah
{kaw-law'}
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 22:8

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 11:18; Psalms 109:16-20; Galatians 6:7, Galatians 6:8).

_ _ the rod ... fail — His power to do evil will be destroyed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 22:8

_ _ Note 1. Ill-gotten gains will not prosper: He that sows iniquity, that does an unjust thing in hopes to get by it, shall reap vanity; what he gets will never do him any good nor give him any satisfaction. He will meet nothing but disappointment. Those that create trouble to others do but prepare trouble for themselves. Men shall reap as they sow. 2. Abused power will not last. If the rod of authority turn into a rod of anger, if men rule by passion instead of prudence, and, instead of the public welfare, aim at nothing so much as the gratifying of their own resentments, it shall fail and be broken, and their power shall not bear them out in their exorbitances, Isaiah 10:24, Isaiah 10:25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 22:8

The rod — That power which he used with fury shall be taken from him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 22:8

He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the (e) rod of his anger shall fail.

(e) His authority by which he oppressed others, will be taken from him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Hosea 10:13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Galatians 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. ... For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

the rod of his anger shall fail:
or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed,
Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Psalms 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
Isaiah 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying serpent.
Isaiah 30:31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, [which] smote with a rod.
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Jb 4:8. Ps 125:3. Pv 14:3. Is 9:4; 10:5; 14:29; 30:31. Ho 8:7; 10:13. Ga 6:7.

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I'm glad you posted this comment. One morning in 2018 I woke up with the verse on my mind "though your sins be as SCARLET they shall be white as snow and I wondered if the word scarlet was just referring to a color or something more and it refers to that same worm in Psalm 22:6!
Jesus identified with this worm. I really believe that when Adam and Eve sinned, satan said they are ruined. I will permanently dye them with my red stain of sin and they will be ruined forever. The blood of Jesus undid the stain and made us white as snow! Justified - Just as if I'd never sinned! 011919
- Brudder Juan (1/19/2019 6:29:05 PM)
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