New International Version
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.
King James Bible
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
Darby Bible Translation
Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
World English Bible
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.
Proverbs 13:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise - To walk with a person implies love and attachment; and it is impossible not to imitate those we love. So we say, "Show me his company, and I'll tell you the man." Let me know the company he keeps, and I shall easily guess his moral character.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Song of the Redeemed
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
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