Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Proverbs 20:20

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

Whoso curseth his father - Such persons were put to death under the law; see Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9, and here it is said, Their lamp shall be put out - they shall have no posterity; God shall cut them off both root and branch.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

A connecting link between Leviticus 20:9 and Matthew 15:4. The words, “his lamp shall be put out,” describe the failure of outward happiness.

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