Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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.

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.

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 For I have oft seen the ungodly brought to their graves, and fallen down from the high and glorious place; insomuch that they were forgotten in the city where they were had in so high and great reputation. This is also a vain thing. 11 Because now that evil works are not hastily punished, the heart of man giveth himself over unto wickedness. 12 But though an evil person offend a hundredth times, and have a long life: yet am I sure, that it shall go well with them that fear God, because they have him before their eyes.



Cross References

Psalm 10:6

For he hath said in his heart, "Tush, I shall never be cast down; there shall no harm happen unto me."

Isaiah 26:10

But the ungodly, though he have received grace, yet learneth he not righteousness: but in that place where he is punished, he offendeth, and feareth not the glory of the LORD.

Romans 2:4-5

Either despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience, and long sufferance? And rememberest not how that the kindness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that he had rest given him, he hardened his heart and hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had said.

Exodus 8:32

But for all that, Pharaoh hardened his heart even then also and would not let the people go.

Job 21:11-15

They send forth their children by flocks, and their sons lead the dance.

Psalm 50:21-22

This thou doest, while I hold my tongue: and thinkest wickedly that I am even such a one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.

Isaiah 5:18-19

Woe be unto vain persons, that draw wickedness unto them with cords of vanity; and sin, as it were with a cart rope.

Isaiah 57:11

For when wilt thou be abashed or fear, seeing thou hast broken thy promise, and rememberest not me, neither hast me in thine heart? Thinkest thou, that I also will hold my peace as afore time, that thou fearest me not?

Jeremiah 42:15

Wherefore hear now the word of the LORD, O ye remnant of Judah. Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel: If ye be wholly purposed to go into Egypt, and to be there as strangers:

Jeremiah 48:11

Moab hath ever been rich and careless from her youth up, she hath sitten and taken her ease with her treasure. She was never yet put out of one vessel into another, that is, she never went away into captivity, therefore her taste remaineth, and her savour is not yet changed.

Matthew 24:49-50

and begin to smite his fellows: yea and to eat and to drink with the drunken:

2 Peter 3:3-10

This first understand: that there shall come in the last days mockers, which will walk after their own lusts

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