New American Standard Bible
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
King James Bible
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
Darby Bible Translation
For yet a little while, and the wicked is not; and thou considerest his place, but he is not.
World English Bible
For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn't there.
Young's Literal Translation
And yet a little, and the wicked is not, And thou hast considered his place, and it is not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be - The thee will soon come when they shall pass away. The language "shall not be" cannot mean that they will cease to exist altogether, for the connection does not demand this interpretation. All that is intended is that they would be no longer on the earth; they would no longer live to give occasion for anxious thoughts and troubled feelings in the hearts of good people.
Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place - The place where he lived; the house in which he dwelt; the office which he filled; the grounds which he cultivated.
And it shall not be - Or rather, perhaps, as in the former member of the verse, "he is not." That is, you will not see him there. His seat at the table is vacant; he is seen no more riding over his grounds; he is no more in the social circle where he found his pleasure, or in the place of business or of revelry: you are impressed with the feeling that "he is gone." You look where he was, but he is not there; you visit every place where you have been accustomed to see him, "but he is gone." Alas! where has he gone? Compare Job 14:10.
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"He will not return again to his house, Nor will his place know him anymore.
"They are exalted a little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!
'The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; You have become terrified And you will cease to be forever.'"'"
"Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
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