New International Version
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'
King James Bible
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
It is all one; therefore I said, he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
World English Bible
"It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
It is the same thing, therefore I said, 'The perfect and the wicked He is consuming.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is one thing - My own observation shows, that in the course of providence the righteous and the wicked have an equal lot; for when any sudden calamity comes, the innocent and the guilty fall alike. There may be a few exceptions, but they are very extraordinary, and very rare.
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What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?
I know you will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.
all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.
All share a common destiny--the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is with the good, so with the sinful; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them.
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