Ecclesiastes 8:11
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New International Version
When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.

New Living Translation
When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.

English Standard Version
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.

New American Standard Bible
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

King James Bible
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit crime.

International Standard Version
Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

NET Bible
When a sentence is not executed at once against a crime, the human heart is encouraged to do evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a sentence against a crime isn't carried out quickly, people are encouraged to commit crimes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil;

New American Standard 1977
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

American King James Version
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

American Standard Version
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.

Darby Bible Translation
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

English Revised Version
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

World English Bible
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Young's Literal Translation
Because sentence hath not been done on an evil work speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of man is full within them to do evil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:9-13 Solomon observed, that many a time one man rules over another to his hurt, and that prosperity hardens them in their wickedness. Sinners herein deceive themselves. Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely. A good man's days have some substance; he lives to a good purpose: a wicked man's days are all as a shadow, empty and worthless. Let us pray that we may view eternal things as near, real, and all-important.
Study Bible
Fear God
10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility. 11Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil. 12Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.…
Cross References
Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Exodus 34:6
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

2 Samuel 11:15
He had written in the letter, saying, "Place Uriah in the front line of the fiercest battle and withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die."

Psalm 10:6
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."

Psalm 50:21
"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

Psalm 86:15
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.
Treasury of Scripture

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

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Exodus 8:15,32 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, …

Job 21:11-15 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance…

Psalm 10:6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never …

Psalm 50:21,22 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that …

Isaiah 5:18,19 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it …

Isaiah 26:10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: …

Jeremiah 48:11 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, …

Matthew 24:49,50 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink …

Romans 2:4,5 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

2 Peter 3:3-10 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, …

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Jeremiah 42:15 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, you remnant of Judah; …

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