Psalm 37:36
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New International Version
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.

New Living Translation
But when I looked again, they were gone! Though I searched for them, I could not find them!

English Standard Version
But he passed away, and behold, he was no more; though I sought him, he could not be found.

New American Standard Bible
Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.

King James Bible
Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.

International Standard Version
But then he passed away; in fact, he simply was not there. When I looked for him, he could not be found.

NET Bible
But then one passes by, and suddenly they have disappeared! I looked for them, but they could not be found.

New Heart English Bible
But he passed away, and behold, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When I passed by, he was not, and I looked for him, and I did not find him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But he moved on, and now there is no trace of him. I searched for him, but he could not be found.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But one passed by, and, lo, he was not; Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

New American Standard 1977
Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
            I sought for him, but he could not be found.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet he passed away, and, behold, he was not: I sought him, but he could not be found.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

American King James Version
Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

American Standard Version
But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I passed by, and lo, he was not : and I sought him and his place was not found.

Darby Bible Translation
but he passed away, and behold, he was not; and I sought him, but he was not found.

English Revised Version
But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

World English Bible
But he passed away, and behold, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Young's Literal Translation
And he passeth away, and lo, he is not, And I seek him, and he is not found!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:34-40 Duty is ours, and we must mind it; but events are God's, we must refer the disposal of them to him. What a striking picture is in ver. 35,36, of many a prosperous enemy of God! But God remarkably blights the projects of the prosperous wicked, especially persecutors. None are perfect in themselves, but believers are so in Christ Jesus. If all the saint's days continue dark and cloudy, his dying day may prove comfortable, and his sun set bright; or, if it should set under a cloud, yet his future state will be everlasting peace. The salvation of the righteous will be the Lord's doing. He will help them to do their duties, to bear their burdens; help them to bear their troubles well, and get good by them, and, in due time, will deliver them out of their troubles. Let sinners then depart from evil, and do good; repent of and forsake sin, and trust in the mercy of God through Jesus Christ. Let them take his yoke upon them, and learn of him, that they may dwell for evermore in heaven. Let us mark the closing scenes of different characters, and always depend on God's mercy.
Study Bible
Don’t Fret Because of Evildoers
35I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil. 36Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found. 37Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.…
Cross References
Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

Psalm 37:10
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.

Proverbs 29:16
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

Isaiah 41:12
"You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.

Ezekiel 27:36
'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever.'"'"

Daniel 2:35
"Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 11:19
"So he will turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be found no more.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Psalm 37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall …

Exodus 15:9,10,19 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the …

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

Isaiah 10:16-19,33,34 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness…

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

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