Psalm 37:20 {36:20}
Good News Translation
But the wicked will die; the enemies of the LORD will vanish like wild flowers; they will disappear like smoke.

Contemporary English Version
Wicked people are enemies of the LORD and will vanish like smoke from a field on fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.

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Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.

But the

Psalm 68:2 As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psalm 92:9 For behold thy enemies, O Lord, for behold thy enemies shall perish: and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Judges 5:31 So let all thy enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that love thee shine, as the sun shineth in his rising. [32] And the land rested for forty years.

Luke 13:3,5 No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish. . . .

2 Peter 2:12 But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption:

as the fat of lambs [heb.

Deuteronomy 33:14-16 Of the fruits brought forth by the sun and by the moon. . . .

smoke

Psalm 102:3 For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.

Genesis 19:28 He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace.

Leviticus 3:3-11,16 And they shall offer of the sacrifice of peace offerings, for an oblation to the Lord: the fat that covereth the entrails, and all the fat that is within, . . .

Deuteronomy 29:20 And the Lord should not forgive him: but his wrath and jealousy against that man should be exceedingly enkindled at that time, and all the curses that are written in this volume should light upon him: and the Lord should blot out his name from under heaven,

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
19They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled: 20Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke.21The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:37
I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not turn again till they are consumed.

Psalm 37:38
But the unjust shall be destroyed together: the remnants of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psalm 73:27
For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.

Psalm 92:9
For behold thy enemies, O Lord, for behold thy enemies shall perish: and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Psalm 102:3
For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.

Additional Translations
But the wicked and enemies of the LORD will perish like the glory of the fields. They will vanish; like smoke they will fade away.But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.

For the sinners shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord at the moment of their being honoured and exalted have utterly vanished like smoke.

For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the excellency of the pastures: they shall consume; in smoke shall they consume away.

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish-- vanish like smoke.

But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed.
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