Proverbs 11:31

“Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: How much more the wicked and the sinner!
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the upright man is rewarded on earth, how much more the evil-doer and the sinner!
- Basic English Bible

Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.
- Darby Bible

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!
- World English Bible

Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also the wicked and the sinner!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, the righteous shall be requited in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:31


11:31 Recompensed - Punished for his sins.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 25: Some may hold back from giving because they feel that they will not have enough for themselves. This verse is a promise from God that the generous person will prosper.
  • Obbie Beal
    Thank God for His Wisdom in this proverb, It is a 'Lamp' and 'Guide' for the human race. WOW!
  • Galen Wright
    Very hard to answer,"never give up, you wouldn't stop keeping his commandments. Did Jesus give up or did he stick it out to the very end!
    There is so much opposition out there or most the people closest to you!
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:4 A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE BUT PERVERSENESS THEREIN IS A BREACH IN THE SPIRIT JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ROMANS 8:10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN BUT THE SPIRIT IS --LIFE-- BECAUSE OF --RIGHTEOUSNESS-- PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --MY MOUTH-- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM
  • Lilian
    We must be born again in Spirit and not in the flesh I will praise you and worship you Jesus for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus amen

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