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Jeremiah 12:1

Jeremiah’s Prayer

1 aRighteous are You, O Lord, that I would plead my case with You;

Indeed I would bdiscuss matters of justice with You:

Why has the cway of the wicked prospered?

Why are all those who ddeal in treachery at ease?

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Jeremiah 12:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

You are always righteous, Lord,

when I bring a case before you.

Yet I would speak with you about your justice:

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Jeremiah 12:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Righteous are you, O Lord,

when I complain to you;

yet I would plead my case before you.

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

Jeremiah 12:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

Jeremiah 12:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Lord, you always give me justice

when I bring a case before you.

So let me bring you this complaint:

Why are the wicked so prosperous?

Why are evil people so happy?

Jeremiah 12:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Righteous are You, O Lord, when I plead with You;

Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments.

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?

Jeremiah 12:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Lord, when I bring my case to you,

you are always right.

But I want to ask you about the justice you give.

Why are evil people successful?

Why do dishonest people have such easy lives?

Jeremiah 12:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, when I contend with thee; yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Jeremiah 12:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of thy judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Jeremiah 12:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

O Lord, even if I would argue my case with you,

you would always be right.

Yet, I want to talk to you about your justice.

Why do wicked people succeed?

Why do treacherous people have peace and quiet?

Jeremiah 12:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You will be righteous, Lord,

even if I bring a case against You.

Yet, I wish to contend with You:

Why does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why do all the treacherous live at ease?

Jeremiah 12:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

You will be in the right, O Lord,

when I lay charges against you;

but let me put my case to you.

Why does the way of the guilty prosper?

Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

Jeremiah 12:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

You will be in the right, O Yahweh, when I complain to you.

Even so, let me speak my claims with you.

Why does the way of the wicked succeed?

All those who deal treacherously with treachery are at ease.

Jeremiah 12:1 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Lord, when I bring a matter to you,

you always do what is right.

But now I would like to speak with you

about whether you are being fair.

Why are sinful people successful?

Why do those who can’t be trusted have an easy life?