Proverbs 21:7
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New International Version
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.

New Living Translation
The violence of the wicked sweeps them away, because they refuse to do what is just.

English Standard Version
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.

New American Standard Bible
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice.

King James Bible
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The violence of the wicked sweeps them away because they refuse to act justly.

International Standard Version
Devastation caused by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is just.

NET Bible
The violence done by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is right.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The shipwreck of the evil will come upon them, because they did not choose to do justice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The violence of wicked people will drag them away since they refuse to do what is just.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them because they refuse to do judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
The violence of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do justice.

American King James Version
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

American Standard Version
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

English Revised Version
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away; because they refuse to do judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

World English Bible
The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

Young's Literal Translation
The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:1 The believer, perceiving that the Lord rules every heart as he sees fit, like the husbandman who turns the water through his grounds as he pleases, seeks to have his own heart, and the hearts of others, directed in his faith, fear, and love. 2. We are partial in judging ourselves and our actions. 3. Many deceive themselves with a conceit that outward devotions will excuse unrighteousness. 4. Sin is the pride, the ambition, the glory, the joy, and the business of wicked men. 5. The really diligent employ foresight as well as labour. 6. While men seek wealth by unlawful practices, they seek death. 7. Injustice will return upon the sinner, and will destroy him here and for ever. 8. The way of mankind by nature is froward and strange.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; Vulgate, rapinae impiorum detrahenteos; Revised Version, "The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away," like chaff before the wind. The violence with which they treat others shall rebound on themselves, shall bring its own punishment; they shall sink in the pit that they made, and their foot shall be taken in the net which they hid (Psalm 9:15; comp. Proverbs 1:18, 19). Septuagint, "Destruction shall sojourn as guest (ἐπιξενωθήσεται) with the ungodly." The reason of this fate is given in the concluding hemistich: Because they refuse to do judgment. This is a judicial retribution on them for wilfully declining (ver. 25) to do what is right.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them,.... Or cut them, so Ben Melech: dissect or "saw" (s) them; cut them to the heart; that is, when the sins they have been guilty of, in robbing God of his due, or doing injury to men in their properties, cheating them or stealing from them, are set home on their consciences, they are in the utmost agonies and distress; it is as if a saw was drawn to and fro over them, and will be their case for ever without true repentance: this is the worm that never dies, and the fire that is never quenched; this is everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and is very just and righteous;

because they refuse to do judgment; to do that which is just between man and man, to let everyone enjoy his own property: as it is true of private robbers, so of men in public offices, whose business it is to defend men in the quiet possession of property; which, if they refuse to do, as it is a refusal to do judgment, it is in effect a robbery of them; and will be charged on their consciences at one time or another.

(s) "dissecabit eos", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "serrabit eos", Aben Ezra & Kimchi in Mercer. Michaelis; "gravem ipsis uterum trahit", Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. robbery—or, "destruction," especially oppression, of which they are authors.

shall destroy—literally, "cut with a saw" (1Ki 7:9), that is, utterly ruin them. Their sins shall be visited on them in kind.

to do judgment—what is just and right.

Proverbs 21:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The King's Heart is in the Lord's Hand
6The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. 7The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice. 8The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.…
Cross References
Amos 5:7
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.

Micah 3:9
Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;
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The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

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Proverbs 1:18,19 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their …

Proverbs 10:6 Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth …

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing …

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

Isaiah 1:23,24 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Jeremiah 7:9-11,15 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and …

Ezekiel 22:13,14 Behold, therefore I have smitten my hand at your dishonest gain which …

Micah 3:9-12 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes …

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Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

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Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, …

Ezekiel 18:18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother …

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things …

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