Proverbs 18:10

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The name of the Lord is a a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the upright man running into it is safe.
- Basic English Bible

The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
- Darby Bible

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
- Webster's Bible

The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.
- World English Bible

A tower of strength [is] the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is set up on high.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:10


18:10 The name - The Lord, as he hath revealed himself in his works, and in his word by his promises.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 Whoever isolates himself pursues his own selfish desires; He rejects all practical wisdom.

    Jehovah God made us to be gregarious people. It is not good for us to isolate ourselves or think we can do everything on our own. God has made a congregation to help us and provide comfort as well as himself. Let us always fellowship with God and our brothers at our christian meetings.
  • Malcolm
    This verse reminds me of the apostle Paul's exhortation to the early church in Romans 8:31 b 'If God be for us, who can be against us' The great picture of the tower reminded me of the strength of our Protector and Saviour. Thank you for your discussion of this verse. I found it a real blessing.
  • Anonymous
    HE IS A STRONG TOWER ABLE TO RAISE AN AUTOMATIC STANDARD AGAINST THOSE RISING AGAINST ME
  • Eliud
    it is very encouraging that our God works His purposes out
  • Jerry Hatcher
    18- Casting lots is a method to settle things, such as today we can draw straws. Even Kings (might men) in those days used it. 19- An offend brother is harder to reach (break thru to like defenses of a city) because they put up a defense around them like bars.
  • Kendall for verse 21
    I feel it means speak up. When god speaks within in US.. we must then speak out. Example being knowing right from wrong and not only choosing right for yourself, but also guiding others to do right as well, whereas they might not if you don 't use the power of the tongue.