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:
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.
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!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When the wicked spring as the grass - When they grow up as plants do; when they seem to flourish and prosper. Compare Psalm 90:5-6; Psalm 37:2, Psalm 37:35, Psalm 37:38. The word "grass" here refers to the vegetable creation generally, embracing plants and flowers of all kinds.
And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish - As plants and flowers do. They are like vigorous plants; not like the stunted and dry shrubs of the desert.
It is that they shall be destroyed for ever - The meaning here is, not that the design of their being thus made to flourish is that they should be destroyed, or that they are made to flourish for that purpose, but that such "will be" the result. They will not be made happy in another world by their prosperous and prospered wickedness here, as if God approved of their course; but the end will be that they will be destroyed forever. The design of the psalmist seems to be to turn the mind from the idea that mere external prosperity is necessarily connected with happiness; or that one who is prospered in this life is on that account safe. There is another world, and "there" ample justice will be done to all. See Psalm 73:16-20.
LibraryThe Majesty of God. --Ps. Xcii.
The Majesty of God.--Ps. xcii. The Lord is King:--upon His throne, He sits in garments glorious: Or girds for war His armour on, In every field victorious: The world came forth at his command; Built on His word its pillars stand; They never can be shaken. The Lord was King ere time began, His reign is everlasting: When high the floods in tumult ran, Their foam to heaven up-casting, He made the raging waves His path; The sea is mighty in its wrath, But God on high is mightier. Thy testimonies, …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.
For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.
In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.
They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.
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