(A)The righteous is delivered from trouble,
And it comes to the wicked instead.

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The righteous is rescued from trouble,
But the wicked [a]takes his place.

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  1. Proverbs 11:8 Lit enters


[a]The righteous is rescued from trouble,
And the wicked takes his place.

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  1. Proverbs 11:8 The famous eleventh-century rabbi known as Rashi told a fable illustrating this verse. He said that a fox once told a wolf to come with him and he would give him abundant food. It was night, and the fox led the wolf to a well with a bucket at each end of the rope. The fox got into the bucket at the top of the well and rode down to the bottom. When the wolf asked him what he was doing, the fox pointed to the reflection of the moon in the water and said, “There is plenty of cheese and meat down here. Get in the other bucket and come down right away!” The wolf did, and as he went down the fox was pulled up in the first bucket. When the fox got to the top, the wolf said, “How am I supposed to get out?” Thereupon the fox quoted this verse to him.

The righteous person is rescued from trouble,
    and it falls on the wicked instead.(A)

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The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

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21 (A)Though they join [a]forces, the wicked will not go unpunished;
But (B)the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.

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  1. Proverbs 11:21 Lit. hand to hand

21 [a]Be assured, the evil person will not go unpunished,
But the [b]descendants of the righteous will be rescued.

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  1. Proverbs 11:21 Lit Hand to hand
  2. Proverbs 11:21 Lit seed

21 
Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the descendants of the righteous will be freed.

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21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,
    but those who are righteous will go free.(A)

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

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