New International Version
Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
King James Bible
The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous [man].
World English Bible
The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The evil bow before the good - They are almost constrained to show them respect; and the wicked, who have wasted their substance with riotous living, bow before the gates of the righteous - of benevolent men - begging a morsel of bread.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
1 Samuel 2:36
Then everyone left in your family line will come and bow down before him for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread and plead, "Appoint me to some priestly office so I can have food to eat."'"
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
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