Proverbs 29:16
New International Version
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.

New Living Translation
When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes, but the godly will live to see their downfall.

English Standard Version
When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall.

Berean Study Bible
When the wicked thrive, rebellion increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.

New American Standard Bible
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

King James Bible
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked increase, rebellion increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.

Contemporary English Version
Crime increases when crooks are in power, but law-abiding citizens will see them fall.

Good News Translation
When evil people are in power, crime increases. But the righteous will live to see the downfall of such people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked increase, rebellion increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.

International Standard Version
As the wicked grow powerful, transgression increases, but the righteous will observe their downfall.

NET Bible
When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.

New Heart English Bible
When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the abundance of the evil ones, evil increases, and the righteous will rejoice in their fall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When wicked people increase, crime increases, but righteous people will witness their downfall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall gaze upon their fall.

New American Standard 1977
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases, but the righteous shall see their fall.

King James 2000 Bible
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

American King James Version
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

American Standard Version
When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When the ungodly abound, sins abound: but when they fall, the righteous are warned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied: but the just shall see their downfall.

Darby Bible Translation
When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.

English Revised Version
When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall look upon their fall.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

World English Bible
When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.

Young's Literal Translation
In the multiplying of the wicked transgression multiplieth, And the righteous on their fall do look.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
15A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. 16When the wicked thrive, rebellion increases; but the righteous will see their downfall. 17Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will bring delight to your soul.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 37:36
yet he passed away and was no more; though I searched, he could not be found.

Psalm 58:10
The righteous will rejoice when they see they are avenged; they will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 91:8
You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.

Psalm 92:11
My eyes see the downfall of my enemies; when evildoers attack me, my ears are open.

Proverbs 21:12
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin.

Treasury of Scripture

When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

the wicked

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

but

Psalm 37:34,36
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it

Psalm 58:10
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 91:8
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.







Lexicon
When the wicked
רְ֭שָׁעִים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

thrive,
בִּרְב֣וֹת (bir·ḇō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

rebellion
פָּ֑שַׁע (pā·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

increases;
יִרְבֶּה־ (yir·beh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

but the righteous
וְ֝צַדִּיקִ֗ים (wə·ṣad·dî·qîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

will see
יִרְאֽוּ׃ (yir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

their downfall.
בְּֽמַפַּלְתָּ֥ם (bə·map·pal·tām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4658: Fall, decadence, a ruin, a carcase
(16) But the righteous shall see their fall with joy (Psalm 54:7), having long expected it (ibid, Psalm 73:18, sqq.).

Verse 16. - When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth. The verb rabah is used in both parts of the sentence, and should have been so translated, When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth. Septuagint, "When the godless are many, sins become many." Where the wicked get the upper hand in a community, their evil example is copied, and a lowering of moral tone and a general laxity in conduct prevail (see on ver. 12: comp. also ver. 2; Proverbs 28:12, 28). But the righteous shall see their fall. Retribution shall overtake them, and God's justice shall be vindicated. This the righteous shall witness, and shall rejoice in the vengeance, when his eye shall see its desire upon his enemies (Psalm 54:7; see also Psalm 37:34; Psalm 73:17, etc.). Septuagint (punctuating differently), "But when they (the godless) fall, the righteous become fearful (κατάφοβοι);" they are awestruck at the sudden and grievous fall of sinners. 29:11. He is a fool who tells every thing he knows, and can keep no counsel. 12. One who loves flatterers, and hearkens to slanderers, causes his servants to become liars and false accusers. 13. Some are poor, others have a great deal of deceitful riches. They meet in the business of this world; the Lord gives to both the comforts of this life. To some of both sorts he gives his grace. 14. The rich will look to themselves, but the poor and needy the prince must defend and plead for. 15. Parents must consider the benefit of due correction, and the mischief of undue indulgence. 16. Let not the righteous have their faith and hope shocked by the increase of sin and sinners, but let them wait with patience. 17. Children must not be suffered to go without rebuke when they do amiss. 18. How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.
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