New Living Translation
(They think their prosperity is of their own doing, but I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.)
King James Bible
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked be far from me!
World English Bible
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, not in their hand is their good, (The counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:16 Lo - But wicked men have no reason to reject God, because of their prosperity, for their wealth, is not in their hand; neither obtained, nor kept by their own might, but only by God's power and favour. Therefore I am far from approving their opinion, or following their course.
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Objection 1: It would seem that not every punishment is inflicted for a sin. For it is written (Jn. 9:3, 2) about the man born blind: "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents . . . that he should be born blind." In like manner we see that many children, those also who have been baptized, suffer grievous punishments, fevers, for instance, diabolical possession, and so forth, and yet there is no sin in them after they have been baptized. Moreover before they are baptized, there is no more sin …
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What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while smiling on the schemes of the wicked?
Yet he was the one who filled their homes with good things, so I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.
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