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The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Jarthur001, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001 New Member

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    What does this mean?

    Proverbs 21:18
    The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

     
  2. canadyjd

    canadyjd New Member

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    As a general rule, I think, (not an absolute command of God) God will cause the circumstances of the wicked and the righteous to be reversed when the righteous are (wrongly) in trouble and/or the wicked go unpunished.

    peace to you:praying:
     
  3. J.D.

    J.D. Active Member

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    This possibly speaks to the idea (I've read it somewhere) that it was of necessity that some be condemned and forever punished as an everlasting rememberance to the redeemed of the greatness of God's mercy toward them in view of His hatred of sin.

    In other words, as sinners are cast into the lake of fire, we that are saved will understand fully "Were it not for the grace of God, there go I!"

    But, since the passage is from Proverbs, I might be inclined to think it speaks to something more practical.
     
  4. skypair

    skypair New Member

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    Jarthur -- I believe it speaks of Jesus becoming "wicked" and "transgressor" on the cross for the "righteous" and "upright" who would believe. It shows Jesus taking our place.

    It seems "cryptic" because God still hadn't revealed to Israel how He would take away their sins.

    skypair
     
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