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

New Living Translation
Don't fret because of evildoers; don't envy the wicked.

English Standard Version
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked,

New American Standard Bible
Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;

King James Bible
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be agitated by evildoers, and don't envy the wicked.

International Standard Version
Don't be anxious about those who practice evil, and don't be envious of the wicked.

NET Bible
Do not fret because of evil people or be envious of wicked people,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not emulate evil ones and do not envy the evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not get overly upset with evildoers. Do not envy wicked people,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not meddle with those who are evil, neither be envious of the wicked;

King James 2000 Bible
Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious at the wicked;

American King James Version
Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious at the wicked:

American Standard Version
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers; Neither be thou envious at the wicked:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Contend not with the wicked, nor seek to be like the ungodly:

Darby Bible Translation
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, [and] be not envious of the wicked:

English Revised Version
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers; neither be thou envious at the wicked:

Webster's Bible Translation
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

World English Bible
Don't fret yourself because of evildoers; neither be envious of the wicked:

Young's Literal Translation
Fret not thyself at evil doers, Be not envious at the wicked,
Parallel Commentaries
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

Verses 19, 20. - A warning against envying the prosperity of the wicked. Verse 19. - Fret not thyself because of evil men (comp. Ver. 1 and Psalm 37:1). The verb (charah) means "to burn," "to be angry;" so here we may render, "Be not enraged on account of evil doers." The anger would arise on account of the apparent inequitable distribution of blessings. St. Jerome has, Ne contendas cum pessimis; Septuagint, "Rejoice not over (ἐπὶ) evildoers." Neither be thou envious at the wicked; i.e. do not fancy that their prosperity is to be desired, nor be led to imitate their doings in order to secure like success. The new verse shows the solemn reason for this warning.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fret not thyself because of evil men,.... Because of their outward prosperity and worldly happiness, any more than rejoice at their adversity; neither do the one nor the other; where the one prevails, the other does also; by the frequent repetition of this advice, it looks as if this evil is what good men are prone to, and which was very common in Solomon's time, and in the time of his father David, from whom he seems to have borrowed these words, Psalm 37:1; see Proverbs 23:17;

neither be thou envious at the wicked; though they may stand when thou fallest, or be in prosperity when thou art in adversity; the reasons follow.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19, 20. (Ps 37:1, 38; 18:28).

Proverbs 24:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Be Envious of Evil Men
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; 20For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:1
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;

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

Proverbs 24:1
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;

Proverbs 24:18
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.
Treasury of Scripture

Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious at the wicked:

fret not or keep not company with the wicked

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Numbers 16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from …

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 119:115 Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but …

2 Timothy 3:2-5 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, …

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

neither

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

Proverbs 23:17 Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD …

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

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

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