New Living Translation
"Yet the light of the wicked never seems to be extinguished. Do they ever have trouble? Does God distribute sorrows to them in anger?
King James Bible
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Darby Bible Translation
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows to them in his anger?
World English Bible
"How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out, that their calamity comes on them, that God distributes sorrows in his anger?
Young's Literal Translation
How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:17 Often - I grant that this happens often though not constantly, as you affirm. Lamp - Their glory and outward happiness.
LibraryWhether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
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 …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Anti-Christ May be Called the Head of all the Wicked?
Restraining Prayer: is it Sin?
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
"Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow.
The light in their tent will grow dark. The lamp hanging above them will be quenched.
Evil people are spared in times of calamity and are allowed to escape disaster.
For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high?
Isn't it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil?
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
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