Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!
You bring their lives to an end and they "fall asleep." In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;
A person's life is like grass. Like a flower in the field it flourishes,
Their residents are powerless; they are terrified and ashamed. They are as short-lived as plants in the field or green vegetation. They are as short-lived as grass on the rooftops when it is scorched by the east wind.
A voice says, "Cry out!" Another asks, "What should I cry out?" The first voice responds: "All people are like grass, and all their promises are like the flowers in the field.
But the rich person's pride should be in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a wildflower in the meadow.
1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off,
Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer.
But the tents of robbers are peaceful, and those who provoke God are confident -- who carry their god in their hands.
"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, even increase in power?
Lord, you have always been fair whenever I have complained to you. However, I would like to speak with you about the disposition of justice. Why are wicked people successful? Why do all dishonest people have such easy lives?
So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"
"For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up," says the Lord who rules over all. "It will not leave even a root or branch.
It is that
I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil.
Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin.
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing until morning's light.
For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.