Proverbs 11:21

“Though hand ioyne in hand, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall be deliuered.”

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Other Translations

[Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
- King James Version

Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Though' hand `join' in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Certainly the evil-doer will not go free from punishment, but the seed of the upright man will be safe.
- Basic English Bible

Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
- Darby Bible

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
- Webster's Bible

Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.
- World English Bible

Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My hand upon it! the evil man shall not be unpunished; but the seed of the righteous shall escape.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:21


11:21 Though hand join - Though they are fortified against God's judgments by a numerous issue and kindred, and friends, and by mutual and strong combinations. The seed - Not only their persons, but their children.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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