New Living Translation
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
King James Bible
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Darby Bible Translation
For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.
World English Bible
for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
Young's Literal Translation
For seven times doth the righteous fall and rise, And the wicked stumble in evil.
Proverbs 24:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:16 Falleth - Into calamities, of which he evidently speaks both in the foregoing verse , and in the following branch of this verse . Fall - Frequently into irrecoverable destruction.
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2 Corinthians 4:9
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.
Calamity will surely overtake the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.
O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times for the scorn they have hurled at you.
But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing.
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