Jeremiah 12:1

English Standard Version

1 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? (Ezr9:15; Job12:6; Job21:7; Ps37:1; Ps37:7; Ps51:4; Ps73:3; Ps92:7; Isa21:2; La1:18; Da9:7; Hab1:13; Mal3:15)

New International Version

1 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?

New Int. Readers Version

1 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?

King James Version

1 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?