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Ecclesiastes 8:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because sentence against a wicked work is not executed speedily—on this account, the heart of the sons of men is fully set within them, to commit wickedness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because there is no contradiction made on the part of those who do evil quickly, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully determined in them to do evil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
sentence y6599
[6599] Standard
פִּתְגָם
pithgam
{pith-gawm'}
Of Persian origin; a (judicial) sentence.
against x6599
(6599) Complement
פִּתְגָם
pithgam
{pith-gawm'}
Of Persian origin; a (judicial) sentence.
an evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
work 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
is not x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
executed 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
speedily, 4120
{4120} Prime
מְהֵרָה
m@herah
{meh-hay-raw'}
Feminine of H4118; properly a hurry; hence (adverbially) promptly.
therefore x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
the heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
of the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of men 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
is fully set 4390
{4390} Prime
מָלֵא
male'
{maw-lay'}
A primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in them to do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
evil. 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 8:11

_ _ The reason why the wicked persevere in sin: God’s delay in judgment (Matthew 24:48-51; 2 Peter 3:8, 2 Peter 3:9). “They see not the smoke of the pit, therefore they dread not the fire” [South], (Psalms 55:19). Joab’s escape from the punishment of his murder of Abner, so far from “leading him to repentance,” as it ought (Romans 2:4), led him to the additional murder of Amasa.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:9-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Therefore — God's forbearance makes them presumptuous and secure.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ecclesiastes 8:11

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

(l) Where justice is delayed, there sin reigns.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
sentence:

Exodus 8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Exodus 8:32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.
Job 21:11-15 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. ... What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Psalms 10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for [I shall] never [be] in adversity.
Psalms 50:21-22 These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes. ... Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and [there be] none to deliver.
Isaiah 5:18-19 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: ... That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]!
Isaiah 26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, [yet] will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
Isaiah 57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid [it] to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Matthew 24:49-50 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; ... The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Romans 2:4-5 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? ... But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2 Peter 3:3-10 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, ... But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

fully:

Jeremiah 42:15 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
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Ex 8:15, 32. Jb 21:11. Ps 10:6; 50:21. Is 5:18; 26:10; 57:11. Jr 42:15; 48:11. Mt 24:49. Ro 2:4. 2P 3:3.

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