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Proverbs 17:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whoever rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that returneth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whoso rewardeth euill for good, euill shall not depart from his house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Whoso rewards evil for good, evil shall not be removed from his house.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whoso rewardeth 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
for x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
good, 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
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
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
depart 4185
{4185} Prime
A primitive root (perhaps rather the same as H4184 through the idea of receding by contact); to withdraw (both literally and figuratively, whether intransitively or transitively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
from his house. 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 17:13

_ _ (Compare Psalms 7:4; Psalms 35:12).

_ _ evil — injury to another (Proverbs 13:21).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 17:13

_ _ A malicious mischievous man is here represented, 1. As ungrateful to his friends. He oftentimes is so absurd and insensible of kindnesses done him that he renders evil for good. David met with those that were his adversaries for his love, Psalms 109:4. To render evil for evil is brutish, but to render evil for good is devilish. He is an ill-natured man who, because he is resolved not to return a kindness, will revenge it. 2. As therein unkind to his family, for he entails a curse upon it. This is a crime so heinous that it shall be punished, not only in his person, but in his posterity, for whom he thus treasures up wrath. The sword shall not depart from David's house because he rewarded Uriah with evil for his good services. The Jews stoned Christ for his good works; therefore is his blood upon them and upon their children.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, Thou [art] more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
1 Samuel 31:2-3 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons. ... And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
2 Samuel 21:1-14 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, [It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. ... And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.
Psalms 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good [to] the spoiling of my soul.
Psalms 38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow [the thing that] good [is].
Psalms 55:12-15 For [it was] not an enemy [that] reproached me; then I could have borne [it]: neither [was it] he that hated me [that] did magnify [himself] against me; then I would have hid myself from him: ... Let death seize upon them, [and] let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.
Psalms 109:4-13 For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself unto] prayer. ... Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Jeremiah 18:20-21 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, [and] to turn away thy wrath from them. ... Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their [blood] by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and [be] widows; and let their men be put to death; [let] their young men [be] slain by the sword in battle.
Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children.
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
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1S 24:17; 31:2. 2S 21:1. Ps 35:12; 38:20; 55:12; 109:4. Jr 18:20. Mt 27:5, 25. Ro 12:17. 1Th 5:15. 1P 3:9.

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