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Proverbs 12:21


The righteous do not encounter 1  any harm, 2  but the wicked are filled with calamity. 3 


Pr 1:31; Pr 14:14; Jer 13:12-14; Hab 2:16; Ro 8:28; 1Co 3:22,23; 2Co 4:17; Re 18:6

NET © Notes

tn Heb “is not allowed to meet to the righteous.”

tn Heb “all calamity.” The proper nuance of אָוֶן (’aven) is debated. It is normally understood metonymically (effect) as “harm; trouble,” that is, the result/effect of wickedness (e.g., Gen 50:20). Rashi, a Jewish scholar who lived a.d. 1040-1105, took it as “wickedness,” its primary meaning; “the righteous will not be caught up in wickedness.”

tn The expression רָע מָלְאוּ (malÿu ra’, “to be full of evil”) means (1) the wicked do much evil or (2) the wicked experience much calamity (cf. NAB, NIV, NRSV, NLT).

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