Ecclesiastes 8:11

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an euill worke is not executed speedily; therefore the heart of the sonnes of men is fully set in them to doe euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because punishment for an evil work comes not quickly, the minds of the sons of men are fully given to doing evil.
- Basic English Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.
- Darby Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
- Webster's Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
- World English Bible

Because sentence hath not been done [on] an evil work speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of man is full within them to do evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 8:11

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 8:11


8:11 Therefore - God's forbearance makes them presumptuous and secure.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 8:11

  • Ebi daukoru on Ecclesiastes 8:11
    Loving people do not use discipline in a vain or vindictive manner Wise people recognize this and take advantage of such an opportunity and readjust their course while fools abuse it and face eventual consequences that they care to know not may the lord help us to prosper from his valuable provision amen
  • Brianna on Ecclesiastes 8:11
    What an application. I thought about this scripture for parents and teachers.

    I was in a class where the teacher would do nothing to "control" the class. They just kept letting bad kids act up till it got to the boiling point. Too late. The kid has formed a habit in making you a push over.

    Then, this scripture came to mind. It is very true. If you don't handle problems swiftly, the bad person will become set in their ways. Cut the problem off at the start before it becomes a habit!!


 

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