Proverbs 17:13
New International Version
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

New Living Translation
If you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.

English Standard Version
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

Berean Study Bible
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never leave his house.

King James Bible
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

New King James Version
Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

New American Standard Bible
One who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

NASB 1995
He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

NASB 1977
He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

Amplified Bible
Whoever returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.

American Standard Version
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Evil will not depart from the house of him that pays evil for good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whoso rewards evil for good, evil shall not be removed from his house.

Contemporary English Version
You will always have trouble if you are mean to those who are good to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

English Revised Version
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Good News Translation
If you repay good with evil, you will never get evil out of your house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever pays back evil for good- evil will never leave his home.

International Standard Version
The person who repays good with evil will never see evil leave his home.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is returning evil for good, Evil does not move from his house.

NET Bible
As for the one who repays evil for good, evil will not leave his house.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

World English Bible
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
12It is better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. 13If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never leave his house. 14To start a quarrel is to release a flood; so abandon the dispute before it breaks out.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
Then Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul and said to him, "The king should not sin against his servant David; he has not sinned against you. In fact, his actions have been highly beneficial to you.

1 Samuel 25:21
Now David had just finished saying, "In vain I have protected all that belonged to this man in the wilderness. Nothing that belongs to him has gone missing, yet he has paid me back evil for good.

2 Samuel 12:10
Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.'

1 Kings 21:22
I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have provoked My anger and caused Israel to sin.'

Psalm 35:12
They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul.

Psalm 109:5
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Proverbs 13:21
Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.


Treasury of Scripture

Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

1 Samuel 24:17
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

1 Samuel 31:2,3
And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons…

2 Samuel 21:1
Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.









Verse 13. - Whoso rewardeth evil for good. This was David's complaint of the churlish Nabal (1 Samuel 25:21). Ingratitude shall surely he punished. Evil shall not depart from his house. Terribly has the ingratitude of the Jews been visited. They cried in their madness, "His blood be on us and on our children!" and their punishment is still going on. Injunctions on this subject are frequent in the New Testament (see Matthew 5:39; Romans 12:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9). The Talmud says, "Do not throw a stone into the well whose waters you have drunk." The Greeks felt the sting of ingratitude. Thus Leiodes complains to Ulysses ('Od.,' 22:319) -

Ὡς οὐκ ἔστι χάρις μετόπισθ εὐεργέων Two sayings of Publius Syrus are quoted ('Sent.,' vv. 219, 274): "Ingratus unus omnibus miseris nocet;" "Malignos fieri maxime ingrati docent."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If anyone returns
מֵשִׁ֣יב (mê·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

evil
רָ֭עָה (rā·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

for
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

good,
טוֹבָ֑ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

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

will never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

leave
תָמ֥וּשׁ (ṯā·mūš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4185: To depart, remove

his house.
מִבֵּיתֽוֹ׃ (mib·bê·ṯōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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