Proverbs 3:31
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New International Version
Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.

New Living Translation
Don't envy violent people or copy their ways.

English Standard Version
Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways,

New American Standard Bible
Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.

King James Bible
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't envy a violent man or choose any of his ways;

International Standard Version
Do not envy a violent man, and do not emulate his lifestyle.

NET Bible
Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose to imitate any of his ways;

New Heart English Bible
Do not envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not envy an evil man, neither desire any of his ways;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not envy a violent person. Do not choose any of his ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

New American Standard 1977
Do not envy a man of violence,
            And do not choose any of his ways.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Envy thou not the oppressor and choose none of his ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

American King James Version
Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

American Standard Version
Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways:

Darby Bible Translation
Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

English Revised Version
Envy thou not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

World English Bible
Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:27-35 Our business is to observe the precepts of Christ, and to copy his example; to do justice, to love mercy, and to beware of covetousness; to be ready for every good work, avoiding needless strife, and bearing evils, if possible, rather than seeking redress by law. It will be found there is little got by striving. Let us not envy prosperous oppressors; far be it from the disciples of Christ to choose any of their ways. These truths may be despised by the covetous and luxurious, but everlasting contempt will be the portion of such scorners, while Divine favour is shown to the humble believer.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
30Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. 31Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways. 32For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:1
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

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

Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

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

Proverbs 24:1,19,20 Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them…

Psalm 37:1,7-9 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.

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the …

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Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

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Proverbs 1:15-18 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path…

Proverbs 2:12-15 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks …

Proverbs 12:12 The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous …

Proverbs 22:22-25 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

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