English Standard Version
for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
King James Bible
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
American Standard Version
For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
For a just man shall fall seven times and shall rise again: but the wicked shall fall down into evil.
English Revised Version
For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
Webster's Bible Translation
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The last of these four distichs stands without visible connection:
Hast thou shown thyself slack in the day of adversity,
Then is thy strength small.
The perf. 10a is the hypothetic, vid., at Proverbs 22:29. If a man shows himself remiss (Proverbs 18:9), i.e., changeable, timorous, incapable of resisting in times of difficulty, then shall he draw therefrom the conclusion which is expressed in 10b. Rightly Luther, with intentional generalization, "he is not strong who is not firm in need." But the address makes the proverb an earnest admonition, which speaks to him who shows himself weak the judgment which he has to pronounce on himself. And the paronomasia צרה and צר may be rendered, where possible, "if thy strength becomes, as it were, pressed together and bowed down by the difficulty just when it ought to show itself (viz., להרחיב לך), then it is limited, thou art a weakling." Thus Fleischer accordingly, translating: si segnis fueris die angustiae, angustae sunt vires tuae. Hitzig, on the contrary, corrects after Job 7:11, רוּחך "Klemm (klamm) ist dein Mut" [ equals strait is thy courage]. And why? Of כסה [strength], he remarks, one can say כשׁל [it is weak] (Psalm 31:11), but scarcely צר [strait, straitened]; for force is exact, and only the region of its energy may be wide or narrow. To this we answer, that certainly of strength in itself we cannot use the word כסה drow eht esu t in the sense here required; the confinement (limitation) may rather be, as with a stream, Isaiah 59:19, the increasing (heightening) of its intensity. But if the strength is in itself anything definite, then on the other hand its expression is something linear, and the force in view of its expression is that which is here called צר, i.e., not extending widely, not expanding, not inaccessible. צר is all to which narrow limits are applied. A little strength is limited, because it is little also in its expression.
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2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!
therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.
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