Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’”

King James Version

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Holman Bible

So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”

International Standard Version

and, "Now we call the arrogant one blessed. Those who do evil prosper and those who challenge God escape the consequences.'"

A Conservative Version

And now we call the proud happy. Yea, those who work wickedness are built up. Yea, they challenge God, and escape.

American Standard Version

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and escape.

Amplified

So now we call the arrogant happy and blessed. Evildoers are exalted and prosper; and when they test God, they escape [unpunished].’”

Bible in Basic English

And now to us the men of pride seem happy; yes, the evil-doers are doing well; they put God to the test and are safe.

Darby Translation

And now we hold the proud for happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and they escape.

Julia Smith Translation

And now we pronounce the proud happy; also they working injustice were built up; also they tried Jehovah and they will be delivered.

King James 2000

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are raised up; yea, they that test God are even delivered.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And now we [are] calling [the] arrogant blessed! Not only do those who do wickedness prosper; they also test God and they escape!'"

Modern King James verseion

And now we are calling the arrogant blessed. Not only are the doers of wickedness built up, they also test God, and escape.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore may we say, that the proud are happy, and that they which deal with ungodliness, are set up: for they tempt God and yet escape.'

NET Bible

So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"

New Heart English Bible

Now we call the proud blessed; indeed, those who work wickedness prosper. They even tempt God and escape.'

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, we are pronouncing happy - the proud, - and, the doers of lawlessness have, even been built up, and, they who have put God to the proof, have even been delivered.

Webster

And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; even they that tempt God are delivered.

World English Bible

Now we call the proud happy; yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God, and escape.'

Youngs Literal Translation

And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And now we call
אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

the proud
זד 
Zed 
Usage: 13

אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

רשׁעה 
Rish`ah 
Usage: 15

are set up
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּחן 
Bachan 
Usage: 29

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Hastings

Context Readings

An Overflowing Blessing

14 You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the Lord of hosts? 15 So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’” 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.



Cross References

Malachi 4:1

For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

Psalm 95:9

“When your fathers tested Me,
They tried Me, though they had seen My work.

Numbers 14:22-23

Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,

Esther 5:10

Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.

Job 12:6

“The tents of the destroyers prosper,
And those who provoke God are secure,
Whom God brings into their power.

Job 21:7-15

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

Job 21:30

“For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity;
They will be led forth at the day of fury.

Job 22:23

“If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored;
If you remove unrighteousness far from your tent,

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire,
And the greedy man curses and spurns the Lord.

Psalm 49:18

Though while he lives he congratulates himself—
And though men praise you when you do well for yourself—

Psalm 73:12

Behold, these are the wicked;
And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.

Psalm 78:18

And in their heart they put God to the test
By asking food according to their desire.

Psalm 78:41

Again and again they tempted God,
And pained the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:56

Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God
And did not keep His testimonies,

Psalm 106:14

But craved intensely in the wilderness,
And tempted God in the desert.

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked man desires the booty of evil men,
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.

Jeremiah 7:10

then come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’—that you may do all these abominations?

Jeremiah 12:1-2

Righteous are You, O Lord, that I would plead my case with You;
Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You:
Why has the way of the wicked prospered?
Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Daniel 4:30

The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”

Daniel 5:20-28

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

Daniel 6:16

Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.”

Habakkuk 1:13-17

Your eyes are too pure to approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You look with favor
On those who deal treacherously?
Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up
Those more righteous than they?

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,” or, “Where is the God of justice?”

Matthew 4:6-7

and *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,
He will command His angels concerning You’;
andOn their hands they will bear You up,
So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”

Acts 5:9

Then Peter said to her, “Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well.”

Acts 12:21

On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.

Hebrews 3:9

Where your fathers tried Me by testing Me,
And saw My works for forty years.

1 Peter 5:5

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

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