PROVERBS 13:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”

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Proverbs 13:22 Translation & Meaning

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A good ט֗וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
man (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
leaveth an inheritance יַנְחִ֥יל To inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate leaveth inheritance
to his children's בְּנֵֽי A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) childrens
children: בָנִ֑ים A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
and the wealth חֵ֣יל Probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength wealth
of the sinner חוֹטֵֽא׃ Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sinner
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
laid up וְצָפ֥וּן To hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk laid up
for the just. לַ֝צַּדִּ֗יק Just just

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  • 20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

  • 21  Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

  • 22  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

  • 23  Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

  • 24  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.




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