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Proverbs 25:26

    Proverbs 25:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring,'so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like a troubled fountain and a dirty spring, is an upright man who has to give way before evil-doers.

    Webster's Revision

    As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring,'so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

    World English Bible

    Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:26

    Falling down before - i. e., Yielding and cringing. To see this instead of stedfastness, is as grievous as for the traveler to find the spring at which he hoped to quench his thirst turbid and defiled.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:26

    25:26 Falling - When righteous men are oppressed by the wicked, the state of that common - wealth is as deplorable, as if the publick fountains were corrupted.