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A person will not be established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will not be moved. Bible

“will not be established.” This is the figure of speech tapeinosis, or “demeaning; belittling.” In this case, the statement is made in the negative, “not be established” in a way that catches our attention because it is clear from the scope of Scripture that wickedness will “overthrow” or “destroy” a person (Ps. 37:38; 92:7; 101:8; 145:20). (See E. W. Bullinger, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible).


Commentary for: Proverbs 12:3