Proverbs 21:18

“The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked shalbe a ransome for the righteous; and the transgressour for the vpright.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the treacherous `cometh' in the stead of the upright.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous [man] in the stead of the upright.
- Darby Bible

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.
- World English Bible

The wicked [is] an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; and the faithless cometh in the stead of the upright.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:18


21:18 A ransom - The wicked shall be brought into those troubles, which were designed by wicked men for the righteous: thus Haman was a ransom for Mordecai.


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