Proverbs 24:18
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New International Version
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.

New Living Translation
For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.

English Standard Version
lest the LORD see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.

New American Standard Bible
Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him.

King James Bible
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or the LORD will see, be displeased, and turn His wrath away from him.

International Standard Version
Otherwise the LORD will observe and disapprove, and he will turn his anger away from him.

NET Bible
lest the LORD see it, and be displeased, and turn his wrath away from him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest Lord Jehovah see, and it is evil in his eyes, and he turn his wrath from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will see it, he won't like it, and he will turn his anger away from that person.

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest the LORD see it and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

King James 2000 Bible
Lest the LORD sees it, and it displeases him, and he turns away his wrath from him.

American King James Version
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

American Standard Version
Lest Jehovah see it, and it displease him, And he turn away his wrath from him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest the Lord see, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Darby Bible Translation
lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him.

English Revised Version
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

World English Bible
lest Yahweh see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest Jehovah see, and it be evil in His eyes, And He hath turned from off him His anger.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him. This malignant pleasure at others' misfortunes (which Aristotle, 'Eth. Nic.,' 2:7. 15, calls ἐπιχαιρεκακία) is a sin in the eyes of God, and calls for punishment. And he turn away his wrath from him; and, as is implied, direct it upon thee. But it seems a mean motive to adduce, if the maxim is taken baldly to mean, "Do not rejoice at your enemy's calamity, lest God relieve him from the evil:" for true charity would wish for such a result. Bode considers "his wrath" to be the enemy's ill will against thee, which God by his grace changes to love, and thou art thus covered with confusion and shame for thy former vindictiveness. But the point is not so much the removal of God's displeasure from the enemy as the punishment of the malignant man, either mentally or materially. To a malignant mind no severer blow could be given than to see a foe recover God's favor and rise from his fall. The moralist then warns the disciple against giving way to this ἐπιχαιρεκακία lest he prepare for himself bitter mortification by having to witness the restoration of the hated one, or by being himself made to suffer that evil which he had rejoiced to see his neighbour experience (comp. Proverbs 17:5, and note there).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him,.... Who sees all things, not only external actions, but the heart, and the inward motions of it; and though men may hide the pleasure they feel at the misery of an enemy from others, they cannot hide it from the Lord; nor is this said by way of doubt, but as a certain thing; and which the Lord not barely sees, but takes notice of, and to such a degree as to resent it, and show his displeasure at it by taking the following step;

and he turn away his wrath from him; remove the effects of it, raise him out of his fallen and distressed condition, and restore him to his former prosperous one; and not only so, but turn it upon thee, as Gersom supplies the words, and not amiss; so that there is a strange and sudden change of circumstances; thou that was pleasing thyself with the distress of thine enemy art fallen into the same, and he is delivered out of it; which must be a double affliction to such a man; so that by rejoicing at an enemy, he is doing his enemy good and himself hurt; see Proverbs 17:5.



Proverbs 24:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Be Envious of Evil Men
17Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him. 19Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:17
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

Proverbs 24:19
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
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