New International Version
Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
King James Bible
Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Darby Bible Translation
Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
World English Bible
Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.
Young's Literal Translation
Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though hand join in hand - Let them confederate as they please, to support each other, justice will take care that they escape not punishment. The Hindoos sometimes ratify an engagement by one person laying his right hand on the hand of another - Ward.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
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Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along with all the women who were present--a large assembly--and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, said to Jeremiah,
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