Proverbs 12:21
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New International Version
No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

New Living Translation
No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

English Standard Version
No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

New American Standard Bible
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.

King James Bible
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.

International Standard Version
No harm overwhelms the righteous, but the wicked overflow with trouble.

NET Bible
The righteous do not encounter any harm, but the wicked are filled with calamity.

New Heart English Bible
No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Nothing depraved is good to the righteous man, and the evil are filled with evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No [lasting] harm comes to a righteous person, but wicked people have lots of trouble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There shall no mischief befall the righteous; But the wicked are filled with evil.

New American Standard 1977
No harm befalls the righteous,
            But the wicked are filled with trouble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
No iniquity shall overtake the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

King James 2000 Bible
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with trouble.

American King James Version
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

American Standard Version
There shall no mischief happen to the righteous; But the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever shall befall the just man. it shall not make him sad: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Darby Bible Translation
There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

English Revised Version
There shall no mischief happen to the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

World English Bible
No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Young's Literal Translation
No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:16. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. 17. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. 18. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, separate those that have been dear to each other. The tongue of the wise is health, making all whole. 19. If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground. 20. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. 21. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. 22. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. 23. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. 24. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. 25. Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. 26. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. 27. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. 28. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
20Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy. 21No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble. 22Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.…
Cross References
1 Peter 3:13
Who will harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

Psalm 91:10
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.

Psalm 121:7
The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.

Proverbs 1:33
"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."

Proverbs 12:20
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Ecclesiastes 8:5
He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.
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