Proverbs 10:27

“The feare of the Lord prolongeth dayes: but the yeeres of the wicked shalbe shortened.”

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Other Translations

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- King James Version

The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord gives long life, but the years of the evil-doer will be cut short.
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- World English Bible

The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 10

  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    That wicked, perverting the right ways of the LORD, thinks to himself, being exposed: That sounds good. He will not see it. Yet our Holy Father shines his light on your evil. NO women of GOD, according to the flesh, teach here: nor, by use of fear, attempt to prevent men from repenting. For it is written, But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
  • Molly
    When the writer says GOD adds no sorrow to His blessings, don't assume that means GOD never allows tragedy, pain or untoward events to befall us. We WILL have troubles, losses and grief! However, they will not result from His blessings! "He that would reign with Christ MUST suffer". Don't expect to have only good come your way. Many lose faith when hardships come. Trust GOD through all.
  • BSP
    The blessing of Jehovah God is was is of the utmost importance. His blessing adds no pain to our lives.
  • William Mandirima
    Jesus is Lord Ever never change
  • Lydell King
    Chapter 10 of Proverbs is a very interesting chapter dealing with righteousness and wisdom. Sometimes we speak and it can be right, but wisdom will train us that timing is everything.You can speak out of turn and be just as wrong. Turning righteousness into folly.I think the book of James ch.3 is a great fit for this chapter.
  • Sodje Nd
    I came to understand through proverb 10:22 that the blessings of the Lord does not have limit, it last forever, everlasting peace, thy will has been done in your life as it is in heaven, no lack of daily food. No more hunger and dryness, no more violence and pains in your dwelling. So this Jesus Christ has come to give us life and not just life but to give it to us in abundance. Faith and His Face

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