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Psalms 92:7

    Psalms 92:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When the sinners come up like the grass, and all the workers of evil do well for themselves, it is so that their end may be eternal destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever.

    World English Bible

    though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

    Definitions for Psalms 92:7

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 92:7

    When the wicked spring as the grass - This is a lesson which is frequently inculcated in the sacred writings. The favor of God towards man is not to be known by outward prosperity; nor is his disapprobation to be known by the adverse circumstances in which any person may be found. When, however, we see the wicked flourish, we may take for granted that their abuse of God's mercies will cause him to cut them off as cumberers of the ground; and, dying in their sins, they are destroyed for ever.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 92:7

    When the wicked spring as the grass - When they grow up as plants do; when they seem to flourish and prosper. Compare Psalm 90:5-6; Psalm 37:2, Psalm 37:35, Psalm 37:38. The word "grass" here refers to the vegetable creation generally, embracing plants and flowers of all kinds.

    And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish - As plants and flowers do. They are like vigorous plants; not like the stunted and dry shrubs of the desert.

    It is that they shall be destroyed for ever - The meaning here is, not that the design of their being thus made to flourish is that they should be destroyed, or that they are made to flourish for that purpose, but that such "will be" the result. They will not be made happy in another world by their prosperous and prospered wickedness here, as if God approved of their course; but the end will be that they will be destroyed forever. The design of the psalmist seems to be to turn the mind from the idea that mere external prosperity is necessarily connected with happiness; or that one who is prospered in this life is on that account safe. There is another world, and "there" ample justice will be done to all. See Psalm 73:16-20.