16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.
16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
16 No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don't stay down long; Soon they're up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces.
16 For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
16 The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 24:16
Commentary on Proverbs 24:15-16
(Read Proverbs 24:15-16)
The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.