Proverbs 22:12

“The eyes of the Lord preserue knowledge, and he ouerthroweth the words of the transgressour.”

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Other Translations

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
- King James Version

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The eyes of Jehovah preserve `him that hath' knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The eyes of the Lord keep knowledge, but by him the acts of the false man will be overturned.
- Basic English Bible

The eyes of Jehovah preserve knowledge; but he overthroweth the words of the unfaithful.
- Darby Bible

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
- Webster's Bible

The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
- World English Bible

The eyes of Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The eyes of the LORD preserve him that hath knowledge, but He overthroweth the words of the faithless man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:12


22:12 Preserve - God by the watchful eye of his providence maintains and defends. Knowledge - Men of knowledge, knowing and good men. The matters - All his hopes, enterprizes, and concerns.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge --22:21-- that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth that thou mightiest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee PROVERBS 15:28 the heart of the righteous studieth to answer but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:2 the rich and poor meet together THE LORD is the maker of them all 1 SAMUEL 2:7 THE LORD maketh poor and maketh rich he bringeth low and lifteth up *** JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO THEM THAT LOVE HIM ***
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.

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