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Daily Bible Verse - 2/4/2008 - Proverbs 17:13

NIV If a man pays back evil for good,
evil will never leave his house.
KJV Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
NASB He who returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.
Proverbs 17:13

A curse rests upon the house of any man who repays a kindness with an injury. David repaid his loyal general, Uriah, with treachery, and, as a result, brought misery upon his house (2 Sam. 12:9, 10).

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 17:13). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Did you know?
The wise do not return evil for good. The NT teaches us to go beyond this, even to return good for evil (Rom. 12:17, 21).

The Open Bible : New King James Version. 1998, c1997. Includes indexes. (electronic ed.) (Pr 17:13). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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