10 In such circumstances, I saw the wicked buried. They came and went from the holy place,(A) and they were praised[a] in the city where they did those things. This too is futile. 11 Because the sentence against an evil act is not carried out quickly,(B) the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit evil. 12 Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life,(C) I also know that it will go well with God-fearing people,(D) for they are reverent before him. 13 However, it will not go well with the wicked,(E) and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow,(F) for they are not reverent before God.

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Footnotes

  1. 8:10 Some Hb mss, LXX, Aq, Theod, Sym; other Hb mss read forgotten

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