Proverbs 29:16
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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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Clarke'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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Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.


Psalm 37:34,36 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it...

Psalm 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 91:8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psalm 92:9,11 For, see, your enemies, O LORD, for, see, your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered...

Psalm 112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire on his enemies.

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

An Obscured vision
(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
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

But Sometimes a Peril to Eternal Salvation Itself is Put Forth against Us...
40. But sometimes a peril to eternal salvation itself is put forth against us; [2466] which peril, they cry out, we by telling a lie, if otherwise it cannot be, must ward off. As, for instance, if a person who is to be baptized be in the power of impious and infidel men, and cannot be got at that he may be washed with the laver of regeneration, but by deceiving his keepers with a lie. From this most invidious cry, by which we are compelled, not for a man's wealth or honors in this world which are
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Humility is the Root of Charity, and Meekness the Fruit of Both. ...
Humility is the root of charity, and meekness the fruit of both. There is no solid and pure ground of love to others, except the rubbish of self-love be first cast out of the soul; and when that superfluity of naughtiness is cast out, then charity hath a solid and deep foundation: "The end of the command is charity out of a pure heart," 1 Tim. i. 5. It is only such a purified heart, cleansed from that poison and contagion of pride and self-estimation, that can send out such a sweet and wholesome
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

How to Make Use of Christ as the Truth, when Error Prevaileth, and the Spirit of Error Carrieth Many Away.
There is a time when the spirit of error is going abroad, and truth is questioned, and many are led away with delusions. For Satan can change himself into an angel of light, and make many great and fairlike pretensions to holiness, and under that pretext usher in untruths, and gain the consent of many unto them; so that in such a time of temptation many are stolen off their feet, and made to depart from the right ways of God, and to embrace error and delusions instead of truth. Now the question is,
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Psalm 37:34
Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

Psalm 37:36
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.

Psalm 58:10
The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 91:8
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Psalm 92:11
My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

Proverbs 21:12
The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.

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