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Proverbs 21:18

    Proverbs 21:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the treacherous cometh in the stead of the upright.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright.

    Webster's Revision

    The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the treacherous cometh in the stead of the upright.

    World English Bible

    The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; and the treacherous cometh in the stead of the upright.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21:18

    The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous - God often in his judgments cuts off the wicked, in order to prevent them from destroying the righteous. And in general, we find that the wicked fall into the traps and pits they have digged for the righteous.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:18

    Compare the marginal reference. Evil doers seem to draw down the wrath of God upon their heads, and so become, as it were, the scapegoats of the comparatively righteous.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:18

    21:18 A ransom - The wicked shall be brought into those troubles, which were designed by wicked men for the righteous: thus Haman was a ransom for Mordecai.