Proverbs 12:21
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English Standard Version
No ill 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.

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.

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.

Proverbs 12:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 The way of the fool is right in his own eyes,

     But the wise listeneth to counsel.

Other proverbs, like Proverbs 16:2, say that generally the judgment of a man regarding his character does not go beyond a narrow subjectivity; but there are objective criteria according to which a man can prove whether the way in which he walks is right; but the fool knows not other standard than his own opinion, and however clearly and truly one may warn him that the way which he has chosen is the wrong way and leads to a false end, yet he obstinately persists;

(Note: Vid., kindred proverbs by Carl Schulze, Die bibl. Sprichwrter der deutschen Sprache (1860), p. 50, and M. C. Wahl's Das Sprichwort in der heb.-aram. Literatur, u.s.w. (1871), p. 31.)

while a wise man is not so wise in his own eyes (Proverbs 3:7) as not to be willing to listen to well-meant counsel, because, however careful he may be regarding his conduct, yet he does not regard his own judgment so unerring as not to be inclined ever anew to try it and let it stand the test. Ewald has falsely construed: yet whoever hears counsel is wise. In consequence of the contrast, אויל and חכם are the subject ideas, and with ושׁמע לעצה is brought forward that which is in contrast to the self-complacency of the fool, the conduct of the wise man.

Proverbs 12:21 Parallel Commentaries

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Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 3:22,23 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours...

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

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Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Jeremiah 13:12-14 Therefore you shall speak to them this word; Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine...

Habakkuk 2:16 You are filled with shame for glory: drink you also, and let your foreskin be uncovered...

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...

Cross References
1 Peter 3:13
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

Psalm 91:10
no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Psalm 121:7
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

Proverbs 1:33
but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster."

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

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

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