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Ecclesiastes 8:12

    Ecclesiastes 8:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days , yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before him:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life is long, I am certain that it will be well for those who go in fear of God and are in fear before him.

    Webster's Revision

    Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days , yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before him:

    World English Bible

    Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and prolong his days, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:12

    Though a sinner do evil a hundred times - If God bear so long with a transgressor, waiting in his longsuffering for him to repent and turn to him, surely he will be peculiarly kind to them that fear him, and endeavor to walk uprightly before him.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 8:12

    His days be prolonged - i. e., in his wickedness Ecclesiastes 8:8.

    "I" is emphatic, as if to mark the opposition to the "sons of men" Ecclesiastes 8:11.