Jeremiah 12:1
Good News Translation
"LORD, if I argued my case with you, you would prove to be right. Yet I must question you about matters of justice. Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why do dishonest people succeed?

Contemporary English Version
Whenever I complain to you, LORD, you are always fair. But now I have questions about your justice. Why is life easy for sinners? Why are they successful?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

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Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Righteous.

Jeremiah 11:20 But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, and triest the reins and the hearts, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee have I revealed my cause.

Genesis 18:25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

Deuteronomy 32:4 The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.

Psalm 51:4 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.

Psalm 119:75,137 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me. . . .

Psalm 145:17 The Lord is just in all his ways: and holy in all his works.

Daniel 9:7 To thee, O Lord, justice: but to us confusion of face, as at this day to the men of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, to them that are near, and to them that are far off, in all the countries whither thou hast driven them, for their iniquities, by which they have sinned against thee.

Habakkuk 1:13-17 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself? . . .

Zephaniah 3:5 The just Lord is in the midst thereof, he will not do iniquity: in the morning, in the morning he will bring his judgment to light, and it shall not be hid: but the wicked man hath not known shame.

Romans 3:5,6 But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath? . . .

talk.

Job 13:3 But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Isaiah 41:21 Bring your cause near, saith the Lord: bring hither, if you have any thing to allege, saith the King of Jacob.

wherefore doth.

Jeremiah 5:28 They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Job 21:7-15 Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches? . . .

Psalm 37:1,35 Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. . . .

Psalm 73:3 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear: That they may perish for ever and ever:

Psalm 94:3,4 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory? . . .

Proverbs 1:32 But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is torn in pieces, and judgment cometh not to the end: because the wicked prevaileth against the just, therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.

Malachi 3:15 Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.

deal.

Jeremiah 12:6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have fought against thee, and have cried after thee with full voice: believe them not when they speak good things to thee.

Jeremiah 5:11 For the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have greatly transgressed against me, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 48:8 Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy ear opened of old. For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.

Hosea 6:7 But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant, there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Context
The Prosperity of the Wicked
1Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?2Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.…
Cross References
Ezra 9:15
O Lord God of Israel, thou art just: for we remain yet to be saved as at this day. Behold we are before thee in our sin, for there can be no standing before thee in this matter.

Nehemiah 9:33
And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Job 13:3
But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 21:7
Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?

Psalm 116:5
The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth. There are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of the wicked: and there are wicked men, who are as secure as though they had the deeds of the just: but this also I judge most vain.

Jeremiah 3:7
And when she had done all these things, I said: Return to me, and she did not return. And her treacherous sister Juda saw,

Jeremiah 3:20
But as a woman that despiseth her lover, so hath the house of Israel despised me, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:11
For the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have greatly transgressed against me, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:27
As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched.

Jeremiah 5:28
They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

Jeremiah 9:2
Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors.

Jeremiah 11:20
But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, and triest the reins and the hearts, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee have I revealed my cause.

Jeremiah 32:16
And after I had delivered the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neri, I prayed to the Lord, saying:

Lamentations 1:18
Sade. The Lord is just, for I have provoked his mouth to wrath: hear, I pray you, all ye people, and see my sorrow: my virgins, and my young men are gone into captivity.

Ezekiel 18:25
And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: Is it my way that is not right, and are not rather your ways perverse?

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is torn in pieces, and judgment cometh not to the end: because the wicked prevaileth against the just, therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.

Habakkuk 1:13
Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

Malachi 3:15
Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved.

Additional Translations
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, when I contend with thee; yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Righteous art thou, O Lord, that I may make my defence to thee, yea, I will speak to thee of judgments. Why is it that the way of ungodly men prospers? that all that deal very treacherously are flourishing?

Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of [thy] judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me speak with thee of thy judgments: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper? why are they all happy that deal very treacherously?

You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?

Righteous art Thou, O Jehovah, When I plead towards thee, Only, judgments do I speak with Thee, Wherefore did the way of the wicked prosper? At rest have been all treacherous dealers.
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