James Nisbet Commentary - Proverbs 13:21 - 13:21

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‘Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.’


I. The expectation of concealment, and therefore of impunity, encourages the great mass of men in the sins which they commit.

II. There is something very peculiar in the expression, ‘evil pursueth the sinner.’—You cannot think of evil pursuing, and then finding out, a man without thinking of that man as apparently armed against detection: for there is something in the expression which indicates search on the part of the sin, and therefore concealment on the part of the sinner.

III. We believe it to be equally true that sins wrought after conversion are not suffered to pass unpunished, however they may be pardoned through the propitiation of Christ.

Canon Melvill.