New American Standard Bible
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
King James Bible
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.
World English Bible
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I was envious at the foolish - The word "foolish" here refers to sinners. It may either refer to them as foolish, or as proud, insolent, vain - for so the word is elsewhere used. See Psalm 14:1.
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked - More literally, "the peace of the wicked." The reference is not so much to their prosperity in general as to their peace; their conscious safety; their freedom from trouble; and especially their calmness, and their freedom from suffering, in death. From all this he was led for the moment to doubt whether there was any advantage in religion; whether God was just; and whether he befriended the righteous anymore than he did the wicked.
Library"Let us Pray"
Nevertheless, prayer is the best used means of drawing near to God. You will excuse me, then, if in considering my text this morning, I confine myself entirely to the subject of prayer. It is in prayer mainly, that we draw near to God, and certainly it can be said emphatically of prayer, it is good for every man who knoweth how to practice that heavenly art, in it to draw near unto God. To assist your memories, that the sermon may abide with you in after days, I shall divide my discourse this morning …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
Of a Low Estimation of Self in the Sight of God
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Cæsarius of Arles.
"Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
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