Proverbs 23:17
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New International Version
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.

New Living Translation
Don't envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD.

English Standard Version
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.

New American Standard Bible
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

King James Bible
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't let your heart envy sinners; instead, always fear the LORD.

International Standard Version
Never let yourself envy sinners; instead, remain in fear of the LORD every day,

NET Bible
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but rather be zealous in fearing the LORD all the time.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let not your heart envy sinners but be zealous for the awe of Lord Jehovah all day long.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not envy sinners in your heart. Instead, continue to fear the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let not thy heart envy sinners, But be in the fear of the LORD all the day;

New American Standard 1977
Do not let your heart envy sinners,
            But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let not thy heart envy sinners, but persevere in the fear of the LORD all day long.

King James 2000 Bible
Let not your heart envy sinners: but be in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

American King James Version
Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

American Standard Version
Let not thy heart envy sinners; But be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not thy heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long:

Darby Bible Translation
Let not thy heart envy sinners, but [be thou] in the fear of Jehovah all the day;

English Revised Version
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not thy heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

World English Bible
Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.

Young's Literal Translation
Let not thy heart be envious at sinners, But -- in the fear of Jehovah all the day.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:12-16 Here is a parent instructing his child to give his mind to the Scriptures. Here is a parent correcting his child: accompanied with prayer, and blessed of God, it may prove a means of preventing his destruction. Here is a parent encouraging his child, telling him what would be for his good. And what a comfort it would be, if herein he answered his expectation! 17,18. The believer's expectation shall not be disappointed; the end of his trials, and of the sinner's prosperity, is at hand.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
16And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right. 17Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. 18Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:1
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Psalm 73:3
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Proverbs 24:1
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

Proverbs 24:19
Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;

Proverbs 28:14
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Treasury of Scripture

Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

not

Proverbs 3:31 Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 24:1 Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Psalm 37:1-3 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against …

Psalm 73:3-7 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…

be thou

Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and …

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart …

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding …

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers …

Ecclesiastes 12:13,14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

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