To do justice is joyful for the righteous person,
but it is a terror to those doing wickedness. Bible see other translations

“terror.” The Hebrew word can also mean “ruin” or “destruction,” and those also sometimes apply. People who thrive on sin and preying on others are terrified when justice is done and they see their own punishment coming, and/or they also see their own ruin because they will lose their source of wealth and even the wealth and influence they have will be destroyed.

Commentary for: Proverbs 21:15