Proverbs 11:8

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The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
– Proverbs 11:8

[I]nterpretations of this proverb are varied. It is antithetical, though with a different twist than usual. The trouble mentioned refers to straits or distress. The righteous are delivered from trouble and the wicked come into trouble. The twist in this proverb is that the wicked come into the trouble the righteous were delivered out of (Proverbs 28:10). It could refer to a plot of the wicked against the righteous that ultimately catches the wicked, like with Haman and Mordecai.

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