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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 Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:11 not executed speedily. The apparent prosperity of the wicked has long been both a stumbling block to faith and an encouragement to evil doers. Yet Solomon knew that the sentence would indeed be fully executed eventually and that “it shall be well with them that fear God” (Ecclesiastes 8:12-13).

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