Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

New American Standard Bible

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

King James Version

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Holman Bible

Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit crime.

International Standard Version

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

American Standard Version

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Amplified

Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil.

Bible in Basic English

Because punishment for an evil work comes not quickly, the minds of the sons of men are fully given to doing evil.

Darby Translation

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Julia Smith Translation

Because a decree was not done quickly upon an evil work, for this the heart of the sons of man was filled in them to do evil.

King James 2000

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because sentence against an evil deed is not carried out quickly, the heart of {humans} fills up within them to do evil.

Modern King James verseion

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Because now that evil works are not hastily punished, the heart of man giveth himself over unto wickedness.

NET Bible

When a sentence is not executed at once against a crime, the human heart is encouraged to do evil.

New Heart English Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Because sentence against a wicked work is not executed speedily - on this account, the heart of the sons of men is fully set within them, to commit wickedness.

Webster

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

World English Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because sentence hath not been done on an evil work speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of man is full within them to do evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּתגּם 
Pithgam 
Usage: 2

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

מהרה 
M@herah 
Usage: 20

of the sons

Usage: 0

of men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

is fully set
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

in them to do

Usage: 0

References

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 8:11

Context Readings

Although Evil Is Not Punished Swiftly, God Does Eventually Punish Sinners

10 So I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were praised in the city where they had so done. This also is vanity. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and prolongs his [days], yet surely I know that it shall be well with those who fear God, who fear before him.



Cross References

Psalm 10:6

He says in his heart, I shall not be moved. To all generations I shall not be in adversity.

Isaiah 26:10

Let favor be shown to a wicked man, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of LORD.

Romans 2:4-5

Or do thou despise the wealth of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God guides thee to repentance?

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart, and did not hearken to them, as LORD had spoken.

Exodus 8:32

And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.

Job 21:11-15

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Psalm 50:21-22

These things thou have done, and I kept silence. Thou thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself. [But] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.

Isaiah 5:18-19

Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and sin as it were with a cart rope,

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom have thou been afraid and in fear, that thou lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? Have I not held my peace even of long time, and thou do not fear me?

Jeremiah 42:15

Now therefore hear ye the word of LORD, O remnant of Judah. Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: If ye indeed set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there,

Jeremiah 48:11

Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, nor has he gone into captivity. Therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed.

Matthew 24:49-50

and should begin to beat the fellow bondmen, and to eat and drink with the drunken,

2 Peter 3:3-10

Knowing this first, that there will come at the end of the days, scoffers, proceeding according to their own desires,

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