New International Version
No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
King James Bible
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Darby Bible Translation
There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
World English Bible
No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
Young's Literal Translation
No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
Proverbs 12:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There shall no evil happen to the just - No, for all things work together for good to them that love God. Whatever occurs to a righteous man God turns to his advantage. But, on the other hand, the wicked are filled with mischief: they are hurt, grieved, and wounded, by every occurrence; and nothing turns to their profit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
1 Peter 3:13
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life;
but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
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