Parallel Verses

King James 2000

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

New American Standard Bible

But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

King James Version

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Holman Bible

However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.

International Standard Version

But things will not go well for the wicked person: he will not lengthen his life like a shadow, since he has no fear before God.

A Conservative Version

But it shall not be well with a wicked man, neither shall he prolong [his] days, [which are] as a shadow, because he did not fear before God.

American Standard Version

but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Amplified

But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Bible in Basic English

But it will not be well for the evil-doer; he will not make his days long like a shade, because he has no fear before God.

Darby Translation

but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

Julia Smith Translation

And it shall not be good to the unjust one; he shall not lengthen the days as a shadow, for he feared not from before the face of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not prolong [their] days, like the shadow; because there is no fearing {God's presence}.

Modern King James verseion

But it shall not be well with the wicked, nor shall he make his days longer like a shadow; because he does not fear before God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Again, as for the ungodly, it shall not be well with him, neither shall he prolong his days: but even as a shadow, so shall he be that feareth not God.

NET Bible

But it will not go well with the wicked, nor will they prolong their days like a shadow, because they do not stand in fear before God.

New Heart English Bible

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

The Emphasized Bible

but, well, shall it not be to the lawless man, neither shall he lengthen out his days like a shadow, - because he standeth not in awe before God.

Webster

But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

World English Bible

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

Youngs Literal Translation

And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
with the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

ארך 
'arak 
Usage: 34

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

not before
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

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

12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, who fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there are just men, unto whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men, to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.



Cross References

Job 14:2

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends like a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Isaiah 3:11

Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be done to him.

Job 7:6-7

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 18:5

Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 21:30

That the wicked are reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Psalm 11:5

The LORD tests the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.

Psalm 39:5

Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Psalm 55:23

But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Isaiah 30:13

Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.

Isaiah 57:21

There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Malachi 3:18

Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

Matthew 13:49-50

So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

John 5:29

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.

James 4:14

Whereas you know not what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.

2 Peter 2:3

And through covetousness shall they with false words exploit you: whose judgment of old now lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.

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