A .(9) All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. 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.
B.(12) Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged,
C. yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God,
D. which fear before him:
C’.(13) But it shall not be well with the wicked,
B’. neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
A’.(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.