Ecclesiastes 8:13
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New International Version
Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.

New Living Translation
The wicked will not prosper, for they do not fear God. Their days will never grow long like the evening shadows.

English Standard Version
But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

New American Standard Bible
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

King James Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.

International Standard Version
But things will not go well for the wicked person: he will not lengthen his life like a shadow, since he has no fear before God.

NET Bible
But it will not go well with the wicked, nor will they prolong their days like a shadow, because they do not stand in fear before God.

New Heart English Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But it will not go well for the wicked. They will not live any longer. Their lives are like shadows, because they don't fear God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

New American Standard 1977
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but it shall never be well with the wicked, neither shall his days be prolonged, which are as a shadow, because he did not fear before the presence of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

American King James Version
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

American Standard Version
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong [his] days as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

English Revised Version
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

World English Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

Young's Literal Translation
And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.
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
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. 13But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God. 14There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.…
Cross References
Job 14:2
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Ecclesiastes 3:14
I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 5:7
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 7:15
I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 7:18
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

Isaiah 65:20
"No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed.
Treasury of Scripture

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

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Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall …

Psalm 11:5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, said my God, to the wicked.

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the …

Matthew 13:49,50 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, …

John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection …

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Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: …

Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, …

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise …

as a

Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of …

Job 7:6,7 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope…

Job 14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a …

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as …

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your …

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