English Standard Version
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.
King James Bible
When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
American Standard Version
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
In the joy of the just there is great glory: when the wicked reign, men are ruined.
English Revised Version
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
Webster's Bible Translation
When righteous men rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
What is stated in this proverb is a conclusion from the preceding, with which it is also externally connected, for רשׁ ( equals ראשׁ), רשׁע, רע, and now רשׁ, follow each other:
Better a poor man who walketh in his innocence,
Than a double-going deceiver who is rich thereby.
A variation of Proverbs 19:1. Stainlessness, integritas vitae, as a consequence of unreserved devotion to God, gives to a man with poverty a higher worth and nobility than riches connected with falsehood which "halts between two opinions" (1 Kings 18:21), and appears to go one way, while in reality it goes another. The two ways דּדכים (cf. Sir. 2:12, οὐαί ἁμαρτωλῷ ... ἐπιβαίνοντι ἐπὶ δύο τρίβους) are, as Proverbs 28:18, not ways going aside to the right or to the left of the right way, but the evil way which the deceiver truly walks in, and the good way which he pretends to walk in (Fleischer); the two ways of action placed over against one another, by one of which he masks the other.
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When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler:
folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.
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