Proverbs 24:22
Good News Translation
such people could be ruined in a moment. Do you realize the disaster that God or the king can cause?

Contemporary English Version
Who knows what sudden disaster the LORD or a ruler might bring?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For their destruction shall rise suddenly: and who knoweth the ruin of both?

New American Bible
For disaster will issue suddenly, and calamity from them both, who knows when?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For their destruction shall rise suddenly: and who knoweth the ruin of both?

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Numbers 16:31-35 And immediately as he had made an end of speaking, the earth broke asunder under their feet: . . .

1 Samuel 31:1-7 And the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gelboe. . . .

2 Samuel 18:7,8 And the people of Israel were defeated there by David's army, and a great slaughter was made that day of twenty thousand men. . . .

2 Chronicles 13:16,17 And the children of Israel fled before Juda, and the Lord delivered them into their hand. . . .

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness.

Hosea 13:10,11 Where is thy king? now especially let him save thee in all thy cities: and thy judges, of whom thou saidst: Give me kings and princes. . . .

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Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 20:2 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.

Psalm 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear

Context
Do not Envy
21My son, fear the Lord, and the king: and have nothing to do with detractors. 22For their destruction shall rise suddenly: and who knoweth the ruin of both?
Cross References
Proverbs 6:15
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:

Proverbs 24:16
For a just man shall fall seven times, and shall rise again: but the wicked shall fall down into evil.

Additional Translations
For those two will bring sudden destruction; who knows what ruin they can bring?For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knows the ruin of them both?

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; And the destruction from them both, who knoweth it?

For they will suddenly punish the ungodly, and who can know the vengeance inflicted by both? [A son that keeps the commandment shall escape destruction; for such an one has fully received it. Let no falsehood be spoken by the king from the tongue; yea, let no falsehood proceed from his tongue. The king's tongue is a sword, and not one of flesh; and whosoever shall be given up to it shall be destroyed: for if his wrath should be provoked, he destroys men with cords, and devours men's bones, and burns them up as a flame, so that they are not even fit to be eaten by the young eagles. My son, reverence my words, and receive them, and repent.]

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the destruction of them both?

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

for their calamity will rise suddenly; the destruction from them both--who knows?

For suddenly doth their calamity rise, And the ruin of them both -- who knoweth!
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