New Living Translation
"Why do the wicked prosper, growing old and powerful?
King James Bible
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?
World English Bible
"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
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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
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The whole earth is in the hands of the wicked, and God blinds the eyes of the judges. If he's not the one who does it, who is?
But robbers are left in peace, and those who provoke God live in safety--though God keeps them in his power.
He leads priests away, stripped of status; he overthrows those with long years in power.
For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.
And this is not all that is meaningless in our world. In this life, good people are often treated as though they were wicked, and wicked people are often treated as though they were good. This is so meaningless!
LORD, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you. So let me bring you this complaint: Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why are evil people so happy?
But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil. Will you wink at their treachery? Should you be silent while the wicked swallow up people more righteous than they?
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