Proverbs 24:16
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Proverbs 24:16 Parallel
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Keil 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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a just

Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

2 Corinthians 4:8-12 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair...

2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

but

Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 28:14-18 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief...

1 Samuel 26:10 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle...

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Amos 5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken on her land; there is none to raise her up.

Amos 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Your god, O Dan, lives; and, The manner of Beersheba lives...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

Revelation 18:20,21 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Job 5:19
He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 34:21
Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

Psalm 37:24
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

Psalm 79:12
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!

Proverbs 6:15
therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

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