Proverbs 25:26

“A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A righteous man falling downe before the wicked, is as a troubled fountaine, aud a corrupt spring.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`As' a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, `So is' a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like a troubled fountain and a dirty spring, is an upright man who has to give way before evil-doers.
- Basic English Bible

A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous [man] that giveth way before the wicked.
- Darby Bible

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a turbid fountain, and a corrupt spring.
- Webster's Bible

Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
- World English Bible

A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, [Is] the righteous falling before the wicked.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:26


25:26 Falling - When righteous men are oppressed by the wicked, the state of that common - wealth is as deplorable, as if the publick fountains were corrupted.


Discussion for Proverbs 25:26

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