New American Standard Bible
If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!
King James Bible
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.
World English Bible
Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also the wicked and the sinner!
Proverbs 11:31 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The sense would appear to be, "The righteous is requited, i. e., is punished for his lesser sins, or as a discipline; much more the wicked, etc." Compare 1 Peter 4:18.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
1 Peter 4:18
AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?
2 Samuel 22:21
"The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
2 Samuel 22:25
"Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
"For behold, I am beginning to work calamity in this city which is called by My name, and shall you be completely free from punishment? You will not be free from punishment; for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth," declares the LORD of hosts.'
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