Proverbs 24:16

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For a iust man falleth seuen times, and riseth vp againe: but the wicked shall fall into mischiefe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in {time of} calamity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For an upright man, after falling seven times, will get up again: but trouble is the downfall of the evil.
- Basic English Bible

For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.
- Darby Bible

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
- Webster's Bible

for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
- World English Bible

For seven [times] doth the righteous fall and rise, And the wicked stumble in evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but the wicked stumble under adversity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:16


24:16 Falleth - Into calamities, of which he evidently speaks both in the foregoing verse, and in the following branch of this verse. Fall - Frequently into irrecoverable destruction.


Discussion for Proverbs 24:16

  • PROPHET CHARLES HAMPSON APPREY for verse 16
    EVERY CHILD OF GOD WHETHER SMALL OR GREAT FALLS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.BUT THE FALLING IS NOT THE ISSUE. THE ISSUE IS WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU HAVE FELL?
  • Brianna for verse 16
    A righteous person certainly doesn 't equal a perfect person, especially in this system. Many Bible examples have stumbled such as David and Moses however, they did rise again and were counted as faithful in the Bible. On the other hand there were enemies of God 's servants such as pharaoh and Absalom, who fell and did not get back up......they died due to their wickedness. Repentance is key for our rising back to favor in God 's eyes.
  • Some lapse into minor sin even repeatedly because of some weakness. But they are still righteous in Jehovah God eyes if they sincerely repent and strive to resume a course of loyal service.

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