NKJV - 16 For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
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The wise will fall but will try to fall forward. In other words, every time a wise man falls he will learn from his mistakes and try not to fall in the same trap again. A wicked man falls and either blames others and/or never learns from his mistakes. So the wicked man will continue to fall and fall again and eventually come to destruction.
Proverbs 24:16. seven times—often, or many (Pr 6:16, 31; 9:1). In the King James Version, this reads, "For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." just means "righteous." 24:16 seven times Symbolizes perfection or completeness. Here, the number seven illustrates that no matter how many times the righteous fall, their defeat is temporary; they will rise again.
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