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The Wicked Will Receive Their Reckoning
Proverbs 11:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
8 The righteous is delivered from trouble,
but the wicked enters into it.
The righteous is delivered from trouble: The righteous (צַדִּיק tsaddiq) person is a just person, innocent, in the right, upright and devout in all that his thoughts, words, and actions. He lives according to the moral standard of God’s Word. Is delivered translates the Hebrew verb (חָלַץ chalats) meaning to be saved (physically) from ruin, destruction, or harm. Trouble (צָרָה tsarah) refers to something or some causing, pain, distress, or anxiety.
but the wicked enters into it: The wicked (רָשָׁע rasha) is characterized by evil and godlessness. Unlike the righteous, the wicked one rejects the moral standards of God’s Word. Enters into or walks into (בּוֹא bo wayyiqtōl (waw-consecutive + imperfect) means to become involved in or a participant in trouble.
The wicked one, who has been causing the righteous one trouble in the form of pain, distress, or anxiety, receives his reckoning (payback), which brings relief from distress for the righteous one, in that, he no longer has to worry about ruin, destruction, or harm that may come to him or his family. In the end, the righteous one will be rescued from distress. The wicked one has no such deliverance waiting for him, just retribution.