Proverbs 21:18
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New American Standard Bible
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.

King James Bible
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous man in the stead of the upright.

World English Bible
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.

Proverbs 21:18 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Compare the marginal reference. Evil doers seem to draw down the wrath of God upon their heads, and so become, as it were, the scapegoats of the comparatively righteous.

Proverbs 21:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Proverbs 21:17
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