Ecclesiastes 8:11
Good News Translation
Why do people commit crimes so readily? Because crime is not punished quickly enough.

Contemporary English Version
When we see criminals commit crime after crime without being punished, it makes us want to start a life of crime.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.

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For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.

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Exodus 8:15,32 And Pharao seeing that rest was given, hardened his own heart, and did not hear them, as the Lord had commanded. . . .

Job 21:11-15 Their little ones go out like a flock, and their children dance and play. . . .

Psalm 10:6 For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.

Psalm 50:21,22 These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face. . . .

Isaiah 5:18,19 Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart. . . .

Isaiah 26:10 Let us have pity on the wicked, but he will not learn justice: in the land of the saints he hath done wicked things, and he shall not see the glory of the Lord.

Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been fruitful from his youth, and hath rested upon his lees: and hath not been poured out from vessel to vessel, nor hath gone into captivity: therefore his taste hath remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

Matthew 24:49,50 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants and shall eat and drink with drunkards: . . .

Romans 2:4,5 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance? . . .

2 Peter 3:3-10 Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts, . . .

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Jeremiah 42:15 For this now hear the word of the Lord, ye remnant of Juda: Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: If you set your faces to go into Egypt, and enter in to dwell there:

Context
Fear God
10I saw the wicked buried: who also when they were yet living were in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works: but this also is vanity. 11For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.12But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.…
Cross References
Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,

Exodus 34:6
And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true,

2 Samuel 11:15
Writing in the letter: Set ye Urias in the front of the battle, where the fight is strongest: and leave ye him, that he may be wounded and die.

Psalm 10:6
For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.

Psalm 86:15
And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the sun, that the same things happen to all men: whereby also the hearts of the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.

Additional Translations
When the sentence for a crime is not speedily executed, the hearts of men become fully set on doing evil.Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because there is no contradiction made on the part of those who do evil quickly, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully determined in them to do evil.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Because sentence hath not been done on an evil work speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of man is full within them to do evil.
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