Proverbs 13:21
New International Version
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

New Living Translation
Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.

English Standard Version
Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.

Berean Study Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

King James Bible
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

New King James Version
Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

New American Standard Bible
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

NASB 1995
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

NASB 1977
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Amplified Bible
Adversity pursues sinners, But the [consistently] upright will be rewarded with prosperity.

Christian Standard Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.

American Standard Version
Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sinners will pursue affliction, and the righteous ones will be given precious things.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Evil shall pursue sinners; but good shall overtake the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
You are in for trouble if you sin, but you will be rewarded if you live right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
21Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.

English Revised Version
Evil pursueth sinners: but the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

Good News Translation
Trouble follows sinners everywhere, but righteous people will be rewarded with good things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Disaster hunts down sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good.

International Standard Version
Disaster pursues the sinful, but good will reward the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Evil pursueth sinners; But to the righteous good shall be repaid.

Literal Standard Version
Evil pursues sinners, "" And good repays the righteous.

NET Bible
Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

World English Bible
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Discipline
20He who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. 21Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous. 22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous.…

Cross References
Psalm 32:10
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but loving devotion surrounds him who trusts in the LORD.

Psalm 54:5
He will reward my enemies with evil. In Your faithfulness, destroy them.

Proverbs 11:31
If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Proverbs 13:13
He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Proverbs 17:13
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never leave his house.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.

Isaiah 47:11
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.


Treasury of Scripture

Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

pursueth

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Numbers 32:23
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Psalm 32:10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

righteous is

Proverbs 3:10,11
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine…

Romans 2:7-10
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: …









(21) Evil pursueth sinners.--The "snares, fire, and brimstone," of Psalm 11:6; while the "good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over" (Luke 6:38), awaits the righteous.

Verse 21. - Evil pursueth sinners. Sinners suffer not only the natural consequences of crime in external evil, injury to body, estate, reputation, etc. (Psalm 11:6), but also stings of conscience and remorse; even seeming prosperity is often a chastisement, and long impunity is only augmenting the coming retribution. As the shadow attends the substance, so guilt is attached to sin, and brings with it punishment. To the righteous good shall be repaid; or, he, Jehovah, shall repay good (comp. Proverbs 12:14); Revised Version, "The righteous shall be recompensed with good." They shall have the answer of a good conscience, happiness here and hereafter. Septuagint, "Good shall take possession of (or, overtake) the righteous."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Disaster
רָעָ֑ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

pursues
תְּרַדֵּ֣ף (tə·rad·dêp̄)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

sinners,
חַ֭טָּאִים (ḥaṭ·ṭā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2400: A criminal, one accounted guilty

but prosperity
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

is the reward
יְשַׁלֶּם־ (yə·šal·lem-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

of the righteous.
צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous


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