Malachi 3:15
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New International Version
But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.'"

New Living Translation
From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.'"

English Standard Version
And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’”

New American Standard Bible
'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"

King James Bible
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape."

International Standard Version
and, 'Now we call the arrogant one blessed. Those who do evil prosper and those who challenge God escape the consequences.'"

NET Bible
So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"

New Heart English Bible
Now we call the proud blessed; indeed, those who work wickedness prosper. They even tempt God and escape.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So now we call arrogant people blessed. Not only are evildoers encouraged, they even test God and get away with it.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now we call the proud happy; Yea, they that work wickedness are built up; Yea, they try God, and are delivered.'

New American Standard 1977
‘So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up, but they also test God and escape.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
We say, therefore, now, that blessed are the proud and even that those that work wickedness are prospered; those that tempted God have escaped.

King James 2000 Bible
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are raised up; yea, they that test God are even delivered.

American King James Version
And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; yes, they that tempt God are even delivered.

American Standard Version
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.

Darby Bible Translation
And now we hold the proud for happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and they escape.

English Revised Version
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and are delivered.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; even they that tempt God are delivered.

World English Bible
Now we call the proud happy; yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God, and escape.'

Young's Literal Translation
And now, we are declaring the proud happy, Yea, built up have been those doing wickedness, Yea they have tempted God, and escape.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:13-18 Among the Jews at this time, some plainly discovered themselves to be children of the wicked one. The yoke of Christ is easy. But those who work wickedness, tempt God by presumptuous sins. Judge of things as they will appear when the doom of these proud sinners comes to be executed. Those that feared the Lord, spake kindly, for preserving and promoting mutual love, when sin thus abounded. They spake one to another, in the language of those that fear the Lord, and think on his name. As evil communications corrupt good minds and manners, so good communications confirm them. A book of remembrance was written before God. He will take care that his children perish not with those that believe not. They shall be vessels of mercy and honour, when the rest are made vessels of wrath and dishonour. The saints are God's jewels; they are dear to him. He will preserve them as his jewels, when the earth is burned up like dross. Those who now own God for theirs, he will then own for his. It is our duty to serve God with the disposition of children; and he will not have his children trained up in idleness; they must do him service from a principle of love. Even God's children stand in need of sparing mercy. All are righteous or wicked, such as serve God, or such as serve him not: all are going to heaven or to hell. We are often deceived in our opinions concerning both the one and the other; but at the bar of Christ, every man's character will be known. As to ourselves, we have need to think among which we shall have our lot; and, as to others, we must judge nothing before the time. But in the end all the world will confess that those alone were wise and happy, who served the Lord and trusted in Him.
Study Bible
Robbing God
14"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts? 15So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'" 16Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.…
Cross References
Psalm 58:2
No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Psalm 141:4
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There 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.

Isaiah 2:22
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?

Jeremiah 7:10
then come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered!'-- that you may do all these abominations?

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Malachi 4:1
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
Treasury of Scripture

And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; yes, they that tempt God are even delivered.

we call.

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

Esther 5:10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent …

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, …

Psalm 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, …

Psalm 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase …

Daniel 4:30,37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

Daniel 5:20-28 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, …

Acts 12:21 And on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne, …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

yea.

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have …

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are …

Job 21:7-15,30 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power…

Proverbs 12:12 The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous …

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that …

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

Habakkuk 1:13-17 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: …

set. Heb. built.

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put …

they that tempt.

Numbers 14:22,23 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, …

Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into …

Psalm 78:18,41,56 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust…

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Matthew 4:6,7 And said to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for …

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to …

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were …

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

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