"Do the wicked live long?" (Alleged Contradiction #E9109)
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
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.
See also: Proverbs 24:20; Jeremiah 23:19; Nahum 1:3
The wicked may live long in this life. However, this life is so short compared to eternity.
In James 4:14, the Bible says, “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” And so even if the wicked live long in this life, their “long life” is still just a vapor when compared to eternity. The righteous, on the other hand, have everlasting life.
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