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.

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

New King James Version
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

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

NASB 1995
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

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

Amplified Bible
When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases, But the righteous will see the downfall of the wicked.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
In the multiplying of the wicked transgression multiplies, "" And the righteous look on their fall.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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; my ears hear the wailing of my wicked foes.

Proverbs 21:12
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked and 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

their downfall.
בְּֽמַפַּלְתָּ֥ם (bə·map·pal·tām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4658: Fall, decadence, a ruin, a carcase


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