Parallel Verses

Amplified

That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to be destroyed forever.

New American Standard Bible

That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they will be eternally destroyed.

International Standard Version

Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed.

A Conservative Version

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they shall be destroyed forever,

American Standard Version

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.

Darby Translation

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wicked spring forth as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity blossom, so that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Julia Smith Translation

In the putting forth of the unjust as grass, and all working iniquity shall flourish; to destroy them even to forever:

King James 2000

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever:

Lexham Expanded Bible

When the wicked flourish like grass and all [the] workers of evil blossom, [it is] so they can be destroyed forever.

Modern King James verseion

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity blossom, it is that they shall be destroyed forever;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that the ungodly are green as grass, and that all the works of wickedness do flourish, to be destroyed forever.

NET Bible

When the wicked sprout up like grass, and all the evildoers glisten, it is so that they may be annihilated.

New Heart English Bible

though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

The Emphasized Bible

When the lawless do thrive like grass, And all the workers of iniquity have blossomed, It is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Webster

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:

World English Bible

though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

Youngs Literal Translation

When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For their being destroyed for ever and ever!

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

God's Love And Faithfulness

6 A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not, neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this: 7 That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to be destroyed forever. 8 But You, Lord, are on high forever.


Cross References

Psalm 37:38

As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; in the end the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 73:18-20

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Job 12:6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

1 Samuel 25:36-38

And Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house like the feast of a king. And [his] heart was merry, for he was very drunk; so she told him nothing at all until the morning light.

Job 21:7-12

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

Psalm 37:1-2

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen a wicked man in great power and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil,

Psalm 73:12

Behold, these are the ungodly, who always prosper and are at ease in the world; they increase in riches.

Psalm 90:5-6

You carry away [these disobedient people, doomed to die within forty years] as with a flood; they are as a sleep [vague and forgotten as soon as they are gone]. In the morning they are like grass which grows up -- "

Psalm 94:4

They pour out arrogant words, speaking hard things; all the evildoers boast loftily.

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Proverbs 1:32

For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of [self-confident] fools shall destroy them.

Isaiah 37:27

Therefore their inhabitants had little power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were like the grass of the field and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops and like a field of grain blasted before it is grown or is in stalk.

Isaiah 40:6-7

A voice says, Cry [prophesy]! And I said, What shall I cry? [The voice answered, Proclaim:] All flesh is as frail as grass, and all that makes it attractive [its kindness, its goodwill, its mercy from God, its glory and comeliness, however good] is transitory, like the flower of the field.

Jeremiah 12:1-2

Uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just are You, O Lord, when I complain against and contend with You. Yet let me plead and reason the case with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all they at ease and thriving who deal very treacherously and deceitfully?

Malachi 3:15

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].

Malachi 4:1

For behold, the day comes that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud and arrogant, yes, and all that do wickedly and are lawless, shall be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

James 1:10-11

And the rich [person ought to glory] in being humbled [by being shown his human frailty], because like the flower of the grass he will pass away.

1 Peter 1:24

For all flesh (mankind) is like grass, and all its glory (honor) like [the] flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower drops off,

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible