Proverbs 24:22
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English Standard Version
for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

Proverbs 24:22 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 Lie not in wait, oh wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;

     Assault not his resting-place.

16 For seven times doth the righteous fall and rise again,

     But the wicked are overthrown when calamity falls on them.

The ארב [lying in wait] and שׁדּד [practising violence], against which the warning is here given, are not directed, as at Proverbs 1:11; Proverbs 19:26, immediately against the person, but against the dwelling-place and resting-place (רבץ, e.g., Jeremiah 50:6, as also נוה, 3:33) of the righteous, who, on his part, does injustice and wrong to no one; the warning is against coveting his house, Exodus 20:17, and driving him by cunning and violence out of it. Instead of רשׁע, Symmachus and Jerome have incorrectly read רשׁע daer, and from this misunderstanding have here introduced a sense without sense into Proverbs 24:15; many interpreters (Lwenstein, Ewald, Elster, and Zckler) translate with Luther appositionally: as a wicked man, i.e., "with mischievous intent," like one stealthily lurking for the opportunity of taking possession of the dwelling of another, as if this could be done with a good intent: רשׁע is the vocative (Syr., Targ., Venet.: ἀσεβές), and this address (cf. Psalm 75:5.) sharpens the warning, for it names him who acts in this manner by the right name. The reason, 16a, sounds like an echo of Job 5:19. שׁבע signifies, as at Psalm 119:164, seven times; cf. מאה, Proverbs 17:10. וקם (not וקם) is perf. consec., as וחי, e.g., Genesis 3:22 : and he rises afterwards (notwithstanding), but the transgressors come to ruin; בּרעה, if a misfortune befall them (cf. Proverbs 14:32), they stumble and fall, and rise no more.

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Numbers 16:31-35 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split asunder that was under them...

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

2 Samuel 18:7,8 Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David...

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

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Hosea 13:10,11 I will be your king: where is any other that may save you in all your cities? and your judges of whom you said...


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

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Psalm 90:11 Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.

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

Proverbs 24:16
for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

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