ECCLESIASTES 8:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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:”

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Ecclesiastes 8:12 Translation & Meaning

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Though אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc Though
a sinner חֹטֶ֗א Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sinner
do עֹשֶׂ֥ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
evil רָ֛ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
an hundred times, מְאַ֖ת A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred times
and his be prolonged, וּמַאֲרִ֣יךְ To be (causative, make) long (literally or figuratively) prolonged
days (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
yet כִּ֚י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed yet
surely גַּם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and surely
I אָ֔נִי I I
know יוֹדֵ֣עַ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
that אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
it shall be יִהְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) it shall be
well טּוֹב֙ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) well
with them that fear לְיִרְאֵ֣י To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
God, הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
fear יִֽירְא֖וּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
before מִלְּפָנָֽיו׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
him: מִלְּפָנָֽיו׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) him

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  • 10  And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

  • 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.

  • 12  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:

  • 13  But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

  • 14  There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.




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