|Misfortune pursues the sinner, |
but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
|Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.|
|Adversity pursues sinners, |
But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
|Proverbs 13:21 |
This is a basic theme/general principle throughout Proverbs and is illustrated throughout the OT, which establishes that righteousness brings divine blessing and evil brings divine cursing.MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The (electronic ed.) (Pr 13:21). : Word Pub.