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Proverbs 11:21

    Proverbs 11:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Certainly the evil-doer will not go free from punishment, but the seed of the upright man will be safe.

    Webster's Revision

    Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

    World English Bible

    Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:21

    Though hand join in hand - Let them confederate as they please, to support each other, justice will take care that they escape not punishment. The Hindoos sometimes ratify an engagement by one person laying his right hand on the hand of another - Ward.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:21

    literally, "hand to hand." The meaning of which is, "Hand may plight faith to hand, men may confederate for evil, yet punishment shall come at last;" or "From hand to hand, from one generation to another, punishment shall descend on the evil doers."