Proverbs 13:21
New International Version
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

New Living Translation
Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.

English Standard Version
Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.

Berean Study Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

New King James Version
Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

King James Bible
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

Christian Standard Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
You are in for trouble if you sin, but you will be rewarded if you live right.

Good News Translation
Trouble follows sinners everywhere, but righteous people will be rewarded with good things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.

International Standard Version
Disaster pursues the sinful, but good will reward the righteous.

NET Bible
Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sinners will pursue affliction, and the righteous ones will be given precious things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Disaster hunts down sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Evil pursueth sinners; But to the righteous good shall be repaid.

New American Standard 1977
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

King James 2000 Bible
Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

American King James Version
Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

American Standard Version
Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Evil shall pursue sinners; but good shall overtake the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
21Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.

Darby Bible Translation
Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

English Revised Version
Evil pursueth sinners: but the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

World English Bible
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.
Study Bible
A Father's Discipline
20He who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. 21Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous. 22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous.…
Cross References
Psalm 32:10
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but loving devotion surrounds him who trusts in the LORD.

Psalm 54:5
He will reward my enemies with evil. In Your faithfulness, destroy them.

Proverbs 11:31
If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Proverbs 13:13
He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Proverbs 17:13
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never leave his house.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well for them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.

Isaiah 47:11
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.

Treasury of Scripture

Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

pursueth

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Numbers 32:23
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Psalm 32:10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

righteous is

Proverbs 3:10,11
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine…

Romans 2:7-10
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: …







Lexicon
Disaster
רָעָ֑ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

pursues
תְּרַדֵּ֣ף (tə·rad·dêp̄)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

sinners,
חַ֭טָּאִים (ḥaṭ·ṭā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2400: A criminal, one accounted guilty

but prosperity
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

is the reward
יְשַׁלֶּם־ (yə·šal·lem-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

of the righteous.
צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous
(21) Evil pursueth sinners.--The "snares, fire, and brimstone," of Psalm 11:6; while the "good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over" (Luke 6:38), awaits the righteous.

Verse 21. - Evil pursueth sinners. Sinners suffer not only the natural consequences of crime in external evil, injury to body, estate, reputation, etc. (Psalm 11:6), but also stings of conscience and remorse; even seeming prosperity is often a chastisement, and long impunity is only augmenting the coming retribution. As the shadow attends the substance, so guilt is attached to sin, and brings with it punishment. To the righteous good shall be repaid; or, he, Jehovah, shall repay good (comp. Proverbs 12:14); Revised Version, "The righteous shall be recompensed with good." They shall have the answer of a good conscience, happiness here and hereafter. Septuagint, "Good shall take possession of (or, overtake) the righteous." 13:14. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. 15. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. 16. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. 17. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. 18. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. 19. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. 20. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. 21. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. 22. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. 23. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. 24. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. 25. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.
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