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Proverbs 11:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [Though] hand [join] in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hand to hand, the wicked man shall not be held innocent, but, the seed of the righteous, hath been delivered.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hand in hand the evil man shall not be innocent: but the seed of the just shall be saved.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Though] hand [ioyne] in hand, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall be deliuered.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that unjustly strikes hands shall not be unpunished: but he that sows righteousness he shall receive a faithful reward.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Though] hand 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
[join] in hand, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
the wicked 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be unpunished: 5352
{5352} Prime
נָקַה
naqah
{naw-kaw'}
A primitive root; to be (or make) clean (literally or figuratively); by implication (in an adverse sense) to be bare, that is, extirpated.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
but the seed 2233
{2233} Prime
זֶרַע
zera`
{zeh'-rah}
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity.
of the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
shall be delivered. 4422
{4422} Prime
מָלַט
malat
{maw-lat'}
A primitive root; properly to be smooth, that is, (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively to release or rescue; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:21

_ _ The combined power of the wicked cannot free them from just punishment, while the unaided children of the righteous find deliverance by reason of their pious relationship (Psalms 37:25, Psalms 37:26).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:21

_ _ Observe, 1. That confederacies in sin shall certainly be broken, and shall not avail to protect the sinners: Though hand join in hand, though there are many that concur by their practice to keep wickedness in countenance, and engage to stand by one another in defending it against all the attacks of virtue and justice, — though they are in league for the support and propagation of it, — though wicked children tread in the steps of their wicked parents, and resolve to keep up the trade, in defiance of religion, — yet all this will not protect them from the justice of God; they shall not be held guiltless; it will not excuse them to say that they did as the most did and as their company did; they shall not be unpunished; witness the flood that was brought upon a whole world of ungodly men. Their number, and strength, and unanimity in sin will stand them in no stead when the day of vengeance comes. 2. That entails of religion shall certainly be blessed: The seed of the righteous, that follow the steps of their righteousness, though they may fall into trouble, shall, in due time, be delivered. Though justice may come slowly to punish the wicked, and mercy may come slowly to save the righteous, yet both will come surely. Sometimes the seed of the righteous, though they are not themselves righteous, are delivered for the sake of their godly ancestors, as Israel often, and the seed of David.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:21

Though hand join — Though they are fortified against God's judgments by a numerous issue and kindred, and friends, and by mutual and strong combinations. The seed — Not only their persons, but their children.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:21

(l) [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

(l) Though they make many friends, or think themselves sure, yet they will not escape.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
hand:

Proverbs 16:5 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]:

the seed:

Proverbs 13:22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.
Genesis 17:7-8 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. ... And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
Psalms 37:26 [He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is] blessed.
Psalms 112:1-2 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments. ... His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Isaiah 27:4 Fury [is] not in me: who would set the briers [and] thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.
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Gn 17:7. Ex 23:2. Ps 37:26; 112:1. Pv 13:22; 16:5. Is 27:4. Jr 32:39. Ac 2:39.

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