Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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

King James 2000

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

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.

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 Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone; my treadings had well nigh slipped. 3 And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity. 4 For they are in no peril of death, but stand fast like a palace.


Cross References

Job 21:7

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

Psalm 37:1

{A Psalm of David} Fret not thyself because of the ungodly; neither be thou envious against the evil doers.

Jeremiah 12:1

O LORD, thou art more righteous than that I should dispute with thee: Nevertheless, let me talk with thee in things reasonable. How happeneth it, that the way of the ungodly is so prosperous? And that it goeth so well with them, which without any shame offend and live in wickedness?

Psalm 37:7

Hold thee still in the LORD, and abide patiently upon him: but grieve not thyself at one that hath prosperity, and liveth in abomination.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not thine heart be jealous to follow sinners; but keep thee still in the fear of the LORD all the day long:

Proverbs 3:31

Follow not a wicked man, and choose none of his ways:

Proverbs 24:1

Be not thou jealous over wicked men, and desire not thou to be among them.

James 4:5

Either do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, "The spirit that dwelleth in you, lusteth even contrary to envy,"

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