Proverbs 11:8
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New International Version
The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.

King James Bible
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

World English Bible
A righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked takes his place.

Young's Literal Translation
The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked goeth in instead of him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked cometh in his stead - Often God makes this distinction; in public calamities and in sudden accidents he rescues the righteous, and leaves the wicked, who has filled up the measure of his iniquities, to be seized by the hand of death. Justice, then, does its own work; for mercy has been rejected.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

Esther 7:9,10 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high...

Isaiah 43:3,4 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you...

Daniel 6:23,24 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den...

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The Present Recompense
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
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 11:7
Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.

Proverbs 11:9
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

Proverbs 12:13
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

Proverbs 21:18
The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.

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