New International Version
You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?
King James Bible
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, ye yourselves have all seen [it]; and why are ye thus altogether vain?
World English Bible
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, ye -- all of you -- have seen, And why is this -- ye are altogether vain?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye yourselves have seen it - Your own experience and observation have shown you that the righteous are frequently in affliction, and the wicked in affluence.
Why then are ye thus altogether vain? - The original is very emphatical: הבל תהבלו hebel tehbalu, and well expressed by Mr. Good: "Why then should ye thus babble babblings!" It our language would allow it, we might say vanitize vanity.
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LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
"I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.
"Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:
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