Those Who Fear God Will Do Well
Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of l the holy place and were m praised in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity.
Because n the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, o the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.
Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and p prolongs his life, yet I know that q it will be well with r those who fear God, because they fear before him.
But it will s not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like t a shadow, because he does not fear before God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem. And the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem the holy city, while nine out of ten remained in the other towns.
So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place ( let the reader understand).
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.
These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.
If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
Romans 2:4 - 5
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, "Who is he, and where is he, who has dared to do this?
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?
In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing.
No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the Lord.
Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
Psalms 37:18 - 19
The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever.
But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.
For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun?
He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.