Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 And so then I saw the unjust buried, and they came and they will go from the holy place, and they will be forgotten in the city where they did thus: also this is vanity. 11 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. 12 Whoever sinned, doing evil a hundred, and it being prolonged to him, for also I know that it will be to those fearing God, who shall be afraid from his face.



Cross References

Psalm 10:6

Saying in his heart, I shall not be moved: to generation and generation for not in evil.

Isaiah 26:10

Shall the unjust be shown favor? He learnt not justice; in the land of justice he will act perversely, and he will not see the majesty of Jehovah.

Romans 2:4-5

Or the abundance of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering dos thou despise; not knowing that the goodness of God brings thee to repentance?

Exodus 8:15

And Pharaoh will see that there was enlargement, and he made his heart heavy, and he heard not to them; as Jehovah spake.

Exodus 8:32

And Pharaoh will make his heart heavy also in this time; he sent not forth the people.

Job 21:11-15

They will send forth their children as a flock, and their children will leap.

Psalm 50:21-22

These things thou didst and I was silent; thou thoughtest, being, I shall be like to thee: I will reprove thee, and I will set it in order before thine eyes.

Isaiah 5:18-19

Wo to those drawing iniquity with cords of evil, and sin as the cords of a wagon:

Isaiah 57:11

And whom didst thou fear? and wilt thou be afraid? for thou wilt lie, and thou didst not remember me; thou didst not put it upon thy heart; was not I being silent and from of old, and thou wilt not be afraid of me?

Jeremiah 42:15

And now for this, hear the word of Jehovah, ye remnant of Judah: Thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, If setting, ye shall set your faces to go to Egypt, and ye went to sojourn there;

Jeremiah 48:11

Moab was tranquil from his youth, and he rested upon his lees, he was not poured out from vessel to vessel, and he went not into captivity: for this his taste stood in him, and his breath was not changed.

Matthew 24:49-50

And he should begin to strike the fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with those intoxicated;

2 Peter 3:3-10

Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,

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