Ecclesiastes 7:15
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New International Version
In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness.


New American Standard Bible
I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.


King James Bible
All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
In my futile life I have seen everything: there is a righteous man who perishes in spite of his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in spite of his evil.


International Standard Version
I have seen it all during my pointless life: both a righteous person who dies while he is righteous, and a wicked person who lives to an old age, while remaining wicked.


American Standard Version
All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his evil-doing.


Douay-Rheims Bible
These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.


Darby Bible Translation
All this have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a righteous man that perisheth by his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his days by his wickedness.


Young's Literal Translation
The whole I have considered in the days of my vanity. There is a righteous one perishing in his righteousness, and there is a wrong-doer prolonging himself in his wrong.
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Limits of Human Wisdom

15All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongs his life in his wickedness. 16Be not righteous over much; neither make yourself over wise: why should you destroy yourself ? 17Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time? 18It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all. 19Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. 20For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not. 21Also take no heed to all words that are spoken; lest you hear your servant curse you: 22For oftentimes also your own heart knows that you yourself likewise have cursed others. 23All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me. 24That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out? 25I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: 26And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. 27Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: 28Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. 29See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?


Ecclesiastes 8:12
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:


Ecclesiastes 8:13
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.


Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is a vanity which is done on the earth; that there be just men, to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.


Ecclesiastes 9:9
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all the days of your vanity: for that is your portion in this life, and in your labor which you take under the sun.


Treasury of Scripture

All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongs his life in his wickedness.

have I

Ecclesiastes 2:23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yes, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

Ecclesiastes 5:16,17 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit has he that has labored for the wind...

Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow?...

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years...

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

there is a just

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness...

Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is a vanity which is done on the earth; that there be just men, to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again...

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...

1 Samuel 22:18,19 And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell on the priests...

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth...

2 Chronicles 24:21,22 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD...

Job 9:22,23 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroys the perfect and the wicked...

Matthew 23:34,35 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify...

John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

there is a wicked

Ecclesiastes 8:12,13 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...

Job 21:7-15 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power...

Psalm 73:3-13 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...

Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days...

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Strong's Concordance
All [things] have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just [man] that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked [man] that prolongeth [his life] in his wickedness.
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Considered During Evil Evildoing Evil-doing Futility Lifetime Perishes Perisheth Perishing Prolongeth Prolonging Prolongs Purpose Righteous Righteousness Vain Vanity Wicked Wickedness Wrong Wrong-doer
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 Verse 15

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