Proverbs 10:3

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The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
– Proverbs 10:3

[P]roverbs are pithy and not lengthy explanations. Nuances and qualifications are limited in the form. The general trend of this proverb contrasts the righteous and the wicked in their life provisions. The wise live justly and refuse gains by wickedness. This seems to put them at disadvantage, but Yahweh is merciful to them that they do not starve. The wicked use all means to secure wealth, but it’s often short lived. The point of the proverb is that there is higher justice than the court of men and he sorts the good from the bad (Psalms 27:16-20, 25-26).

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