Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
Trouble chases sinners, while blessings chase the righteous!
Disaster entraps sinners, but God-loyal people get a good life.
Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good.
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
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1 tn Heb “evil.” The term רָעָה (ra’ah, “evil”) here functions in a metonymical sense meaning “calamity.” “Good” is the general idea of good fortune or prosperity; the opposite, “evil,” is likewise “misfortune” (cf. NAB, NIV, NRSV) or calamity.
2 sn This statement deals with recompense in absolute terms. It is this principle, without allowing for any of the exceptions that Proverbs itself acknowledges, that Job’s friends applied (incorrectly) to his suffering.