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He Fell A Lot, But The Bible Called Him Righteous

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He Fell A Lot, But The Bible Called Him Righteous

Can you imagine the Holy Bible calling an apparent failure, a righteous man? That surely is stretching it a bit far.

  • Everyone can see the man’s got a problem.
  • His behavior was so bad; folks began to count how many times he fell.
  • Look at him. He can’t stop apologizing.
  • It’s like the guy can’t go a day without falling down.
  • Some act like they don’t want to be around him. He’s got problems
  • Unbelievable! He’s fell down Seven times, and yet the Bible called him Righteous!

English Standard Version (©2001)

Prov. 24:16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.


Prov. 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

New International Version (©1984)

Prov. 24:16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.

There’s Hope! Get Back Up!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

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  1. Thanks for this article. I really needed it.


    January 22, 2011 at 1:38 am

    • The secret is in the rising up. Bro Hanscom pounds this home every service. Thank God for a man of God!

      Darci Lewis

      January 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

  2. Been looking at this passage for Sunday morning here in Cuba! THANKS for the “boost”.

    So thankful for Mercy and Longsuffering!

    james self

    January 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

  3. thank you. This is encouraging. Every post seems right on time. God is an awesome God.

    Brittney Alexander

    January 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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