Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible

For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

King James Version

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Holman Bible

For I envied the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

International Standard Version

For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

A Conservative Version

For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

For I was envious at the foolish; I shall see the peace of the unjust

Lexham Expanded Bible

because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Modern King James verseion

For I was jealous of the proud, when I saw the peace of the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.

NET Bible

For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

For I was envious of the boasters, At the prosperity of the lawless, used I to look.

Webster

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,

References

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had nearly slipped. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no pains in their death: but their strength is firm.


Cross References

Job 21:7

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

Psalm 37:1

[A Psalm of David.] Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious of the workers of iniquity.

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not your heart envy sinners: but be in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Proverbs 3:31

Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 24:1

Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

James 4:5

Do you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

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