New American Standard Bible
Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
King James Bible
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Darby Bible Translation
Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
World English Bible
Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
Young's Literal Translation
Say ye to the righteous, that it is good, Because the fruit of their doings they eat.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Say ye to the righteous - The meaning of this verse and the following is sufficiently plain, though expositors have given some variety of interpretation. They declare a great principle of the divine administration similar to what is stated in Isaiah 1:19-20. Lowth reads it, 'Pronounce ye a blessing on the just; verily good (shall be to him).'
That it shall be well ... - The word rendered 'well,' means 'good.' The sense evidently is, that in the divine administration it shall be well to be righteous. The Septuagint has rendered this in a remarkable manner, connecting it with the previous verse: 'Wo unto their soul, for they take evil counsel among themselves, saying, 'Let us bind the righteous, for he is troublesome unto us:' therefore, they shall eat the fruit of their doings.'
They shall eat ... - That is, they shall receive the appropriate "reward" of their works, and that reward shall be happiness. As a farmer who sows his field and cultivates his farm, eats the fruit of his labor, so shall it be with the righteous. A similar expression is found in Proverbs 1:31 :
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way,
And be filled with their own devices.
LibraryThe Christian view of Sorrow
"A man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief" Is. Iii. 3. There is one great distinction between the productions of Heathen and of Christian art. While the first exhibits the perfection of physical form and of intellectual beauty, the latter expresses, also, the majesty of sorrow, the grandeur of endurance, the idea of triumph refined from agony. In all those shapes of old there is nothing like the glory of the martyr; the sublimity of patience and resignation; the dignity of the thorn-crowned Jesus. …
E. H. Chapin—The Crown of Thorns
"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
The Prophet Micah.
The First Great Deception
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.
"You shall not eat it, so that it may be well with you and your sons after you, for you will be doing what is right in the sight of the LORD.
"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you.
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
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