Ecclesiastes 8:12
Good News Translation
A sinner may commit a hundred crimes and still live. Oh yes, I know what they say: "If you obey God, everything will be all right,

Contemporary English Version
They commit hundreds of crimes and live a long time, in spite of the saying: Everyone who lives right and respects God will prosper,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But 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.

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But 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.

a sinner

Ecclesiastes 5:16 A most deplorable evil: as he came, so shall he return. What then doth it profit him that he hath laboured for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 7:15 These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.

1 Kings 2:5-9 Thou knowest also what Joab, the son of Sarvia, hath done to me, what he did to the two captains of the army of Israel, to Abner, the son of Ner, and to Amasa, the son of Jether: whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. . . .

1 Kings 21:25 Now, there was not such another as Achab, who was sold to do evil in the sight of the Lord: for his wife, Jezabel, set him on,

1 Kings 22:34,35 And a certain man bent his bow, shooting at a venture, and chanced to strike the king of Israel, between the lungs and the stomach. But he said to the driver of his chariot: Turn thy hand, and carry me out of the army, for I am grievously wounded. . . .

Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.

Isaiah 65:20 There shall no more be an infant of days there, nor an old man that shall not fill up his days: for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.

Romans 2:5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God:

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction,

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly from temptation, but to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be tormented:

surely

Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.

Psalm 37:11,18,19 But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace. . . .

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 115:13 He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great.

Proverbs 1:32,33 But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils. . . .

Isaiah 3:10,11 Say to the just man that it is well, for he shall eat the fruit of his doings. . . .

Isaiah 65:13,14,20-24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold my servants shall eat, and you shall be hungry: behold my servants shall drink, and you shall be thirsty. . . .

Matthew 25:34,41-46 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.

fear before

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue for ever: we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things which God hath made that he may be feared.

1 Chronicles 16:30 Let all the earth be moved at his presence: for he hath founded the world immoveable.

Psalm 96:9 Adore ye the Lord in his holy court. Let all the earth be moved at his presence.

Context
Fear God
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.13But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:20
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong.

Deuteronomy 4:40
Keep his precepts and commandments, which I command thee: that it may be well with thee, and thy children after thee, and thou mayst remain a long time upon the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee.

Deuteronomy 12:25
That it may be well with thee and thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is pleasing in the sight of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 12:28
Observe and hear all the things that I command thee, that it may be well with thee and thy children after thee for ever, when thou shalt do what is good and pleasing in the sight of the Lord thy God.

Psalm 37:11
But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.

Psalm 128:2
For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.

Proverbs 1:33
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and wilt hide my commandments with thee,

Ecclesiastes 3:14
I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue for ever: we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things which God hath made that he may be feared.

Ecclesiastes 5:7
Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words without number: but do thou fear God.

Ecclesiastes 7:15
These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 7:18
It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Isaiah 3:10
Say to the just man that it is well, for he shall eat the fruit of his doings.

Isaiah 65:20
There shall no more be an infant of days there, nor an old man that shall not fill up his days: for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.

Additional Translations
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and still lives long, yet I also know that it will go well with those who fear God, who are reverent in His presence.Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days , yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before him:

He that has sinned has done evil from that time, and long from beforehand: nevertheless I know, that it is well with them that fear God, that they may fear before him:

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his [days], yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, because they fear before him;

Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and prolong his days, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

Though a sinner doeth evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it will be well with them that fear God, who fear before him:

Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Though a sinner is doing evil a hundred times, and prolonging himself for it, surely also I know that there is good to those fearing God, who fear before Him.
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