Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

New American Standard Bible

“Why do the wicked still live,
Continue on, also become very powerful?

King James Version

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Holman Bible

Why do the wicked continue to live,
growing old and becoming powerful?

International Standard Version

"Why do the wicked live to reach old age and increase in power and wealth, too?

A Conservative Version

Why do the wicked live, become old, yea, grow mighty in power?


“Why do the wicked still live,
Become old, and become mighty in power?

Bible in Basic English

Why is life given to the evil-doers? why do they become old and strong in power?

Darby Translation

Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore shall the unjust live? They grew old, also they were strong in power.

King James 2000

Why do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Why do [the] wicked live, grow old, even grow mighty [in] power?

Modern King James verseion

Why do the wicked live? They grow old and become mighty in power.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Wherefore do wicked men live in health and prosperity, come to their old age, and increase in riches?

NET Bible

"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, even increase in power?

New Heart English Bible

"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore do, lawless men, live, advance in years, even wax mighty in power?


Why do the wicked live, become old, and, are mighty in power?

World English Bible

"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.


Root Form
Wherefore do the wicked
Usage: 263

Usage: 264

Usage: 9



Context Readings

Job's Seventh Speech: A Response To Zophar

6 Even when I remember I am troubled, And horror taketh hold on my flesh. 7 Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power? 8 Their seed is established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

Cross References

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure; Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly .

Psalm 37:35

I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

Habakkuk 1:13

Thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that canst not look on perverseness, wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy peace when the wicked swalloweth up the man that is more righteous than he;

Psalm 17:10

They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:3-12

For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Jeremiah 12:1-3

Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, when I contend with thee; yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Daniel 4:17

The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones; to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the lowest of men.

Habakkuk 1:15-16

He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.

Revelation 13:2-7

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 17:2-4

with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornication.

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