Psalm 92:7
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New International Version
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

New Living Translation
Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

English Standard Version
that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction 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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When the wicked have sprung up like grass and all workers of evil sprout, they shall be destroyed to an eternity of eternities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
that wicked people sprout like grass and all troublemakers blossom [like flowers], only to be destroyed forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When the wicked spring up as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they may be destroyed for ever.

New American Standard 1977
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass,
            And all who did iniquity flourished,
            It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wicked spring forth as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity blossom, so that they shall be destroyed for ever:

King James 2000 Bible
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever:

American 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:

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear: That they may perish for ever and ever:

Darby Bible 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.

English Revised 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For their being destroyed for ever and ever!
Study Bible
How Great are Your Works
6A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this: 7That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore. 8But You, O LORD, are on high forever.…
Cross References
Job 12:6
"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Psalm 37:2
For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.

Psalm 37:38
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 59:2
Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.

Psalm 90:5
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

Psalm 90:6
In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.

Psalm 94:4
They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

Psalm 125:5
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

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:

wicked

Psalm 37:1,2,35,38 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against …

Psalm 90:5,6 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the …

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes…

Isaiah 37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed …

Isaiah 40:6,7 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is …

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

workers

Psalm 73:12,18-20 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase …

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

Job 21:7-12 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power…

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

Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are …

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

it is that

Psalm 37:35,36,38 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like …

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into …

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, …

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity …

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

(7) This verse apparently introduces the statement of the truth which the sensualist does not understand, viz., that the prosperity of the wicked is only momentary, and will render their destruction all the more impressive. The Authorised Version is incorrect in introducing the second conjunction "when." Literally, In the springing of the wicked like grass, flourish all the workers of iniquity to be destroyed for ever, i.e., the prosperity of an evil class or community gives an impulse to evil, and apparently for a time iniquity seems to have the upper hand, but it is only that the inevitable destruction may be more signal. For the emblematic use of vegetable life in the psalter see Note, Psalm 1:3-4.

Verse 7. - When the wicked spring as the grass; i.e. "spring up" - "flourish" (see ver. 12). The difficulty is that which disturbed Job (Job 21:7-21) and Asaph (Psalm 73:2-15), viz. the prosperity of the wicked. The present writer, however, is not disturbed - he sees in their prosperous condition nothing but a prelude to their overthrow. And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; or, "do blossom." It is that they shall be destroyed forever; literally, it is for their destruction forever (comp. Psalm 73:18-20). When the wicked spring as the grass,.... Out of the earth, as they do, and are of the earth earthly, and become numerous as spires of grass, and look pleasant and beautiful for a while, as that does; but, like it, weak and unstable, and of a short continuance:

and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; in the health of their bodies; not being afflicted as other men, and their eyes standing out with fatness; while a Job, an upright man, is smitten with boils from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot: in wealth and riches, in which they increase often to such a degree, as to think of pulling down their barns, and building greater, to put their substance in; in their progeny and offspring, having a numerous issue; as well as in their cattle, and the standing of them, and in other stores; likewise in their power and authority, grandeur and glory, being set in high places of honour and profit, though slippery ones: these are the godly, who are "wicked" at heart, and show it by their wicked works; who are continually committing sin, it is the course of their conversation, and yet prosper in the world; which is sometimes a stumblingblock to God's people, and a hardening of sinners, who consider not that

it is that they shall be destroyed for ever they are like brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, and as lambs and other creatures are nourished and fattened for the day of slaughter, 2 Peter 2:12, and as land is manured and cultivated, and grass springs up and flourishes, that it may be, when grown, cut down, and become the fodder of beasts, or the fuel of fire; so the prosperity of the wicked issues in their ruin, and is an aggravation of their damnation; their destruction is of soul and body in hell, and is an everlasting one; the Targum is,

"and it shall be that God shall destroy them for ever,'' 7 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:

8 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.

9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Psalm 92:7

"When the wicked spring as the grass," in abundance, and apparent strength, hastening on their progress like verdant plants, which come to perfection in a day, "and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;" flowering in their prime and pride, their pomp and their prosperity; "it is that they shall be destroyed for ever." They grow to die, they blossom to be blasted. They flower for a short space to wither without end. Greatness and glory are to them but the prelude of their overthrow. Little does their opposition matter, the Lord reigns on as if they had never blasphemed him; as a mountain abides the same though the meadows at its feet bloom or wither, even so the Most High is unaffected by the fleeting mortals who dare oppose him; they shall soon vanish for ever from among the living. But as for the wicked - how can our minds endure the contemplation of their doom "for ever." Destruction "for ever" is a portion far too terrible for the mind to realise. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, the full terror of the wrath to come!

Psalm 92:8

"But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore." This is the middle verse of the Psalm, and the great fact which this Sabbath song is meant to illustrate. God is at once the highest and most enduring of all beings. Others rise to fall, but he is the Most High to eternity. Glory be to his name! How great a God we worship! Who would not fear thee, O thou High Eternal One! The ungodly are destroyed for ever, and God is most high for ever; evil is cast down, and the Holy One reigns supreme eternally.

Psalm 92:9

"For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord." It is a wonder full of instruction and warning, observe it, O ye sons of men; "for, lo, thine enemies shall perish;" they shall cease from among men, they shall be known no more. In that the thing is spoken twice it is confirmed by the Lord, it shall surely be, and that speedily. "All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered;" their forces shall be dispersed, their hopes broken, and themselves driven hither and thither like chaff before the tempest. They shall scatter like timid sheep pursued by the lion, they will not have the courage to remain in arms, nor the unity to abide in confederacy. The grass cannot resist the scythe, but falls in withering ranks, even so are the ungodly cut down and swept away in process of time, while the Lord whom they despised sits unmoved upon the throne of his infinite dominion. Terrible as this fact is, no true-hearted man would wish to have it otherwise. Treason against the great Monarch of the universe ought not to go unpunished; such wanton wickedness richly merits the severest doom. 92:7-15 God sometimes grants prosperity to wicked men in displeasure; yet they flourish but for a moment. Let us seek for ourselves the salvation and grace of the gospel, that being daily anointed by the Holy Spirit, we may behold and share the Redeemer's glory. It is from his grace, by his word and Spirit, that believers receive all the virtue that keeps them alive, and makes them fruitful. Other trees, when old, leave off bearing, but in God's trees the strength of grace does not fail with the strength of nature. The last days of the saints are sometimes their best days, and their last work their best work: perseverance is sure evidence of sincerity. And may every sabbath, while it shows forth the Divine faithfulness, find our souls resting more and more upon the Lord our righteousness.
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