New International Version
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.
King James Bible
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
Darby Bible Translation
When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.
World English Bible
When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.
Young's Literal Translation
In the multiplying of the wicked transgression multiplieth, And the righteous on their fall do look.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the wicked are multiplied - That, in the multiplication of the wicked transgression is increased, requires no proof; but an important doctrine attaches to this. On this account wicked nations and wicked families are cut off and rooted out. Were it not so righteousness would in process of time be banished from the earth. This will account for many of the numerous instances in which whole families fail.
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(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who …
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The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
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