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Proverbs 29:16

    Proverbs 29:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When evil men are in power, wrongdoing is increased; but the upright will have pleasure when they see their downfall.

    Webster's Revision

    When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

    World English Bible

    When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall look upon their fall.

    Definitions for Proverbs 29:16

    Transgression - Wrong-doing; a violation of a law.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:16

    When the wicked are multiplied - That, in the multiplication of the wicked transgression is increased, requires no proof; but an important doctrine attaches to this. On this account wicked nations and wicked families are cut off and rooted out. Were it not so righteousness would in process of time be banished from the earth. This will account for many of the numerous instances in which whole families fail.