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What does it mean that "a just man falls seven times"?



      

Proverbs 24:16

NKJV - 16 For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.

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10154324 660559607325867 601417579 n Paul Bayne Business Owner, Husband and Father of Four Kids & Blogger
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.

November 25 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
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.

September 26 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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