New American Standard Bible
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
King James Bible
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous man in the stead of the upright.
World English Bible
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the marginal reference. Evil doers seem to draw down the wrath of God upon their heads, and so become, as it were, the scapegoats of the comparatively righteous.
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
The righteous is delivered from trouble, But the wicked takes his place.
"For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.
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