Ecclesiastes 8:13
Modern Translations
New International Version
Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.

New Living Translation
The wicked will not prosper, for they do not fear God. Their days will never grow long like the evening shadows.

English Standard Version
But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

Berean Study Bible
Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.

New American Standard Bible
But it will not go well for the evil person and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

NASB 1995
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

NASB 1977
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Amplified Bible
But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Christian Standard Bible
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.

Contemporary English Version
but no one who sins and rejects God will prosper or live very long.

Good News Translation
but it will not go well for the wicked. Their life is like a shadow and they will die young, because they do not obey God."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But it will not go well for the wicked. They will not live any longer. Their lives are like shadows, because they don't fear God.

International Standard Version
But things will not go well for the wicked person: he will not lengthen his life like a shadow, since he has no fear before God.

NET Bible
But it will not go well with the wicked, nor will they prolong their days like a shadow, because they do not stand in fear before God.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

New King James Version
But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

King James 2000 Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

New Heart English Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

World English Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.

American King James Version
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.

American Standard Version
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

A Faithful Version
But it shall not be well with the wicked, nor shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he does not fear before God.

Darby Bible Translation
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong [his] days as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

English Revised Version
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
But it shall not be well to the wicked, neither shall he prolong his dayes: he shall be like a shadowe, because he feareth not before God.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Againe, as for the vngodly it shall not be well with him, neither shall he prolong his dayes: but euen as a shadowe, so shall he be that feareth not God.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Agayne, as for the vngodly, it shall not be well with him, nether shal he prologe his dayes: but euen as a shadowe, so shall he be that feareth not God.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And good is not to the wicked, and he does not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.

Young's Literal Translation
And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.

Smith's Literal Translation
And it shall not be good to the unjust one; he shall not lengthen the days as a shadow, for he feared not from before the face of God.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Catholic Public Domain Version
So, may it not go well with the impious, and may his days not be prolonged. And let those who do not fear the face of the Lord pass away like a shadow.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And the wicked one will have no good, and he will not lengthen days like a shadow, because he is not in awe before God

Lamsa Bible
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are like a shadow; because he does not fear before God.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but it shall not be well with the ungodly, and he shall not prolong his days, which are as a shadow; forasmuch as he fears not before God.








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