New International Version
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
King James Bible
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Darby Bible Translation
The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?
World English Bible
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?
Young's Literal Translation
That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowest thou not this of old - This is a maxim as ancient as the world; it began with the first man: A wicked man shall triumph but a short time; God will destroy the proud doer.
Since man was placed upon earth - Literally, since Adam was placed on the earth; that is, since the fall, wickedness and hypocrisy have existed; but they have never triumphed long. Thou hast lately been expressing confidence in reference to a general judgment; but such is thy character, that thou hast little reason to anticipate with any joy the decisions of that day.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
short. Heb. from near. the joy
LibraryJune 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless.
Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow.
to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.
How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?
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