Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

Though the wicked is shown favor,
He does not learn righteousness;
He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness,
And does not perceive the majesty of the Lord.

King James Version

Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Holman Bible

But if the wicked man is shown favor,
he does not learn righteousness.
In a righteous land he acts unjustly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.

International Standard Version

If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD.

American Standard Version

Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.

Amplified


Though the wicked is shown compassion and favor,
He does not learn righteousness;
In the land of uprightness he deals unjustly,
And refuses to see the majesty of the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Even if you are kind to the evil-doer, he will not go after righteousness; even in the land of the upright he will still go on in his wrongdoing, and will not see the glory of the Lord.

Darby Translation

If favour be shewn to the wicked, he doth not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he dealeth unjustly, and beholdeth not the majesty of Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Though the] wicked person is shown compassion, he does not learn righteousness; he acts unjustly in [the] land [of] uprightness, and he does not see the majesty of Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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.

NET Bible

If the wicked are shown mercy, they do not learn about justice. Even in a land where right is rewarded, they act unjustly; they do not see the Lord's majesty revealed.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Let favour be shewed to the lawless, he hath not learned righteousness, In a land of honest dealings, he acteth perversely, - And seeth not the splendour of Yahweh.

Webster

Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

World English Bible

Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see Yahweh's majesty.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wicked findeth favour, He hath not learned righteousness, In a land of straightforwardness he dealeth perversely, And seeth not the excellency of Jehovah.

Interlinear

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

yet will he not
בּל 
Bal 
none, not, nor, lest, nothing, not, neither, no
Usage: 69

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נכחה 
N@kochah 
Usage: 4

will he deal unjustly
עול 
`aval 
Usage: 2

and will not
בּל 
Bal 
none, not, nor, lest, nothing, not, neither, no
Usage: 69

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the majesty
גּאוּת 
Ge'uwth 
Usage: 8

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh's People Vindicated

9 With my soul I have desired thee in the night. Yea, with my spirit within me I will seek thee earnestly. For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 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. 11 LORD, thy hand is lifted up, yet they do not see. But they shall see [thy] zeal for the people, and be put to shame. Yea, fire shall devour thine adversaries.


Cross References

Hosea 11:7

And my people are bent on backsliding from me. Though they call them to [him who is] on high, none at all will exalt [him].

John 5:37-38

And the Father, he who sent me, has testified about me.Ye have neither heard his voice, nor have ever seen his appearance.

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 8:31-32

And LORD did according to the word of Moses, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.

Exodus 9:34

And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. Thou have grown fat. Thou have grown thick. Thou have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

1 Samuel 15:17

And Samuel said, Though thou were little in thine own sight, were thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel? And LORD anointed thee king over Israel.

Psalm 28:4-5

Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them after the operation of their hands. Render to them their recompense,

Psalm 78:54-58

And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, to this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.

Psalm 106:43

Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their counsel, and were brought low in their iniquity.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do thy will, for thou are my God. Thy Spirit is good, lead me in the land of uprightness.

Proverbs 1:32

For the backsliding of the simple shall kill them, and the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, from before the terror of LORD, and from the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp and the lute, the tambourine and the pipe, and wine, are [in] their feasts, but they do not regard the work of LORD, nor have they considered the operation of his hands.

Isaiah 22:12-13

And in that day the Lord, LORD of hosts, called for weeping, and for mourning, and for baldness, and for girding with sackcloth.

Isaiah 24:5

The earth also is polluted under the inhabitants of it, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 27:13

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great trumpet shall be blown. And they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and those who were outcasts in the land of Egypt. And they shall worship LORD in the h

Isaiah 32:6

For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profaneness, and to utter error against LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Isaiah 63:9-10

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the [heavenly] agent of his presence saved them. In his love and in his pity he redeemed them. And he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

Jeremiah 2:7

And I brought you into a plentiful land, to eat the fruit of it and the goodness of it. But when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.

Jeremiah 31:23

Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Yet again they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof when I shall bring again their captivity: LORD bless thee, O habitation of righteousness, O mountain of

Ezekiel 22:2-16

And thou, son of man, will thou judge, will thou judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.

Hosea 9:3

They shall not dwell in LORD's land, but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria.

Hosea 13:6

According to their pasture, so they were filled. They were filled, and their heart was exalted. Therefore they have forgotten me.

Micah 2:10

Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your resting-place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction.

Micah 3:10-12

They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Matthew 4:5

Then the devil takes him into the holy city, and stands him on the pinnacle of the temple.

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?

Revelation 2:21

And I gave her time so that she would repent, and she did not want to repent of her fornication.

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