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    I have a question about Proverbs 3:25 "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh."

    What does "the desolation of the wicked" refer to?


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    A good example might be the children of Israel in Egypt. The plagues came very close to them. All around them the Egyptians were suffering these horrible things, yet not a person or beast in Goshen was affected.

    Don't be afraid of the desolation of the wicked. "God knoweth them are his" and is able to insulate them from the judgment.

    Revelation says that when Babylon is destroyed the whole world frets over it. But the people of God should not be afraid.
    Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will

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    • #3
      There are several possibilities here but two of the most common are expressed below.


      NKJV Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
      Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;

      So here the thought is of trouble or persecution from unbelievers who despise the righteous.


      NLT You need not be afraid of sudden disaster
      or the destruction that comes upon the wicked,

      The second thought is that it refers to the ultimate destruction or judgment of the wicked from which the righteous will be spared.

      Cheers
      Leigh

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chowlong View Post
        I have a question about Proverbs 3:25 "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh."

        What does "the desolation of the wicked" refer to?
        This verse tells us that if we fear {respectfully} the Lord then nothing else should bother our souls. That if we are saved our we will not face desolation { destruction}. Verse 3:26 says; for the Lord shall be your confidence and shall keep thy foot from beig taken. Hope this helps.

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        • #5
          I have a question about Proverbs 3:25 "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh."

          What does "the desolation of the wicked" refer to?
          I don't think anyone knows. Here are some other verses that mention it though.

          Daniel 9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
          9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

          9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
          9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
          9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

          Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 13:16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

          I have never found anyone, however religious and devout who did not sometimes experience withdrawal of grace, or feel a lessening of devotion. -Thomas a Kempis

          If You Need Help, Ask God. If You Don't, Thank God. -Unknown


          The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. -A.W. Tozer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chowlong View Post
            I have a question about Proverbs 3:25 "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh."

            What does "the desolation of the wicked" refer to?
            It refers to their destruction.

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            • #7
              My two cents would be that it's referring to the desolation (destruction) that the wicked bring with them.

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