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Proverbs 11:8

Context
NETBible

The righteous person is delivered 1  out of trouble, and the wicked turns up in his stead. 2 

XREF

Es 7:9,10; Pr 21:18; Isa 43:3,4; Da 6:23,24

NET © Notes

tn The verb is the Niphal perfect from the first root חָלַץ (khalats), meaning “to draw off; to withdraw,” and hence “to be delivered.”

sn The verse is not concerned with the problem of evil and the suffering of the righteous; it is only concerned with the principle of divine justice.

tn The verb is masculine singular, so the subject cannot be “trouble.” The trouble from which the righteous escape will come on the wicked – but the Hebrew text literally says that the wicked “comes [= arrives; turns up; shows up] in the place of the righteous.” Cf. NASB “the wicked takes his place”; NRSV “the wicked get into it instead”; NIV “it comes on the wicked instead.”



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