Proverbs 24 :16

Proverbs 24 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

American King James Version (AKJV)

For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

American Standard Version (ASV)

For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

For an upright man, after falling seven times, will get up again: but trouble is the downfall of the evil.

Webster's Revision

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

World English Bible

for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

English Revised Version (ERV)

For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Definitions for Proverbs 24 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24 :16

For a just man - צדיק tsaddik, the righteous, the same person mentioned above.

Falleth seven times - Gets very often into distresses through his resting place being spoiled by the wicked man, the robber, the spoiler of the desert, lying in wait for this purpose, Proverbs 24:15.

And riseth up again - Though God permit the hand of violence sometimes to spoil his tent, temptations to assail his mind, and afflictions to press down his body, he constantly emerges; and every time he passes through the furnace, he comes out brighter and more refined.

But the wicked shall fall into mischief - And there they shall lie; having no strong arm to uphold them. Yet,

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 24 :16

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 24 :16

24:16 Falleth - Into calamities, of which he evidently speaks both in the foregoing verse , and in the following branch of this verse . Fall - Frequently into irrecoverable destruction.
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