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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Proverbs 10:22

Worldly wealth is that which most men have their hearts very much upon, but they generally mistake both in the nature of the thing they desire and in the way by which they hope to obtain it; we are therefore told here, 1. What that wealth is which is indeed desirable, not having abundance only, but having it and no sorrow with it, no disquieting care to get and keep it, no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment of it, no tormenting grief for the loss of it, no guilt contracted by the abuse of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich ,.... In the diligent use of means; see Proverbs 10:4 ; riches are from the Lord, and should be acknowledged as such, and not attributed to the industry, diligence, sagacity, and merit of men; but should be looked upon as had through the blessing of the Lord upon the labours of men; and when they come this way they come as a blessing, and with one: it may be understood of being made rich in a spiritual sense; it is the blessing, good will, and... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich - Whatever we receive in the way of providence, has God's blessing in it, and will do us good. Cares, troubles, and difficulties come with all property not acquired in this way; but God's blessing gives simple enjoyment, and levies no tax upon the comfort. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 10:1-32

The service of speech, etc "Man is a talking animal," we say. But if we are distinguished from the brute creation by the mere fact of speech, how truly are we divided from one another by the use we make of that human faculty! To what height of worthiness one man may rise, and what inestimable service he may render, but to what depth of wrong another man may fall, and what mischief he may work, by the use of his tongue! I. THE SERVICE OF SPEECH . "By our words" we may do great... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord. The Septuagint adds, "upon the head of the righteous," as in Proverbs 10:6 . Not chance and luck, not even industry and labour, but God giveth the increase ( Ecclesiastes 5:18 , Ecclesiastes 5:19 ). He addeth no sorrow with it; i.e. with the Blessing. In acquiring and in using wealth thus blessed, the good man is contented and happy, while unsanctified fiches bring only trouble and vexation. But this seems rather feeble, and it is better to render, "And a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 10:22

Divine enrichment There is no inconsistency in the teaching of the text with that of Proverbs 10:4 . For God blesses us by means of our own efforts and energy; indeed, we are more truly and fully enriched of God when his blessing comes to us as the consequence of our faith and labour. I. THE OBJECTS AT WHICH WE AIM . Those without which we are apt to consider ourselves poor. They are these: 1 . Material substance, or (as we commonly put it to ourselves) money. 2 ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 10:22-25

Life seekers Leasing says of the Old Testament, as an elementary book of childlike wisdom, that "its style is now plain and simple, now poetic, full of tautologies, but such as exercise the penetration of the mind, while they seem now to say something fresh, yet say the same; now seem to say the same, and at bottom signify, or may signify, something different." The Proverbs are the constant illustration of the Law. I. THE BLESSING OF JEHOVAH INDISPENSABLE ; ALL TROUBLE ... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Proverbs 10:22

Proverbs 10:22. The blessing of the Lord maketh rich Riches are not gotten merely by wisdom or diligence, but also, and especially, by God’s favour and blessing; and addeth no sorrow with it Namely, with that blessing which gives riches, but adds content and comfort with them, which is a singular gift and blessing of God: whereas the riches which wicked men gain are attended with the divine curse, with many discontents, tormenting cares, and fears, with horrors of conscience, and with the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Proverbs 10:1-32

10:1-22:16PROVERBS OF SOLOMONThe proverbs in this section are usually written in a simple two-line form, each proverb usually being equal to one verse in our Bible. Although the editor of the book has in parts brought together proverbs dealing with a similar subject or principle, each proverb must be considered by itself.Clearly there is not enough space in a commentary of this size to explain each separate proverb. Readers will gain most benefit from Proverbs by reading it over a period (for... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Proverbs 10:22

it = itself: i.e. the uttered blessing, like the "words of the wise". read more

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