Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.”

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

And now we consider the proud and arrogant to be happy and favored; evildoers are exalted and prosper; yes, 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We say, therefore, now, that blessed are the proud and even that those that work wickedness are prospered; those that tempted God have escaped.

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 said, "It is futile to serve God,' and, "What did we get out of it when we carried out his requirements and went about like mourners in the presence of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies?' 15 and, "Now we call the arrogant one blessed. Those who do evil prosper and those who challenge God escape the consequences.'" 16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.



Cross References

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Psalm 95:9

where your ancestors tested me. They tested me, even though they had seen my awesome deeds.

Numbers 14:22-23

none of those men who saw my glory and watched my miracles that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness even though they've tested me these ten times and never listened to my voice

Esther 5:10

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

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers are at rest, and those who provoke God are secure, that is, those who carry their god in their pocket.

Job 21:7-15

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

Job 21:30

that the wicked person is spared from times of calamity, that he is rescued on the day of wrath?

Job 22:23

"If you return to the Almighty you'll be restored, as you remove iniquity from your household.

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

Psalm 49:18

although he considers himself blessed while he's alive. Though people praise you for doing well,

Psalm 73:12

Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.

Psalm 78:18

To test God was in their minds, when they demanded food to satisfy their cravings.

Psalm 78:41

They tested God again and again, provoking the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:56

But they tested the Most High God by rebelling against him, and they did not obey his statutes.

Psalm 106:14

They were overwhelmed with craving in the wilderness, so God tested them in the wasteland.

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked desires what evil people gain, but the foundation of the righteous is productive.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.

Jeremiah 7:10

and then come to stand before me in this house that is called by my name and say, "We're delivered' so we can continue to do all these things that are repugnant to God?

Jeremiah 12:1-2

You are righteous, LORD, even when I bring a complaint to you. But I want to discuss justice with you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper, while all who are treacherous are at ease?

Daniel 4:30

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Daniel 4:37

In conclusion, I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and give glory to the King of heaven: For everything he does is true, his ways are just, and he is able to humble those who walk in pride."

Daniel 5:20-28

But when he became arrogant and his spirit hardened, he was removed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

Daniel 6:16

At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself."

Habakkuk 1:13-17

Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?

Malachi 2:17

"You have wearied the LORD with your words. You ask, "How have we wearied you?' By your saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD and he's pleased with them,' or "Where is the God of justice?'"

Matthew 4:6-7

He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

Acts 5:9

"How could you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord?" Peter asked her. "Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and these men will carry you outside as well."

Acts 12:21

Therefore, at a set time Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the royal seat, and made a speech to them.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes.

Hebrews 3:9

There your ancestors tested me,

1 Peter 5:5

In a similar way, you young people must submit to the elders. All of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: "God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble."

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