Proverbs 4:16
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New International Version
For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.

New Living Translation
For evil people can't sleep until they've done their evil deed for the day. They can't rest until they've caused someone to stumble.

English Standard Version
For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

New American Standard Bible
For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

King James Bible
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they can't sleep unless they have done what is evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

International Standard Version
For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.

NET Bible
For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They do not sleep until they do evil and their sleep flees away until they do their desires.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people cannot sleep unless they do wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they make someone stumble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they sleep not, except they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

New American Standard 1977
For they cannot sleep unless they do evil;
            And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

King James 2000 Bible
For they sleep not, unless they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

American King James Version
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

American Standard Version
For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they sleep not except they have done evil: and their sleep is taken away unless they have made some to fall.

Darby Bible Translation
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused [some] to fall.

English Revised Version
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

World English Bible
For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

Young's Literal Translation
For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:14-27 The way of evil men may seem pleasant, and the nearest way to compass some end; but it is an evil way, and will end ill; if thou love thy God and thy soul, avoid it. It is not said, Keep at a due distance, but at a great distance; never think you can get far enough from it. The way of the righteous is light; Christ is their Way, and he is the Light. The saints will not be perfect till they reach heaven, but there they shall shine as the sun in his strength. The way of sin is as darkness. The way of the wicked is dark, therefore dangerous; they fall into sin, but know not how to avoid it. They fall into trouble, but never seek to know wherefore God contends with them, nor what will be in the end of it. This is the way we are bid to shun. Attentive hearing the word of God, is a good sign of a work of grace begun in the heart, and a good means of carrying it on. There is in the word of God a proper remedy for all diseases of the soul. Keep thy heart with all diligence. We must set a strict guard upon our souls; keep our hearts from doing hurt, and getting hurt. A good reason is given; because out of it are the issues of life. Above all, we should seek from the Lord Jesus that living water, the sanctifying Spirit, issuing forth unto everlasting life. Thus we shall be enabled to put away a froward mouth and perverse lips; our eyes will be turned from beholding vanity, looking straight forward, and walking by the rule of God's word, treading in the steps of our Lord and Master. Lord, forgive the past, and enable us to follow thee more closely for the time to come.
Study Bible
Listen to a Father's Instruction
15Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. 17For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.…
Cross References
Psalm 36:4
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 7:3
Concerning evil, both hands do it well. The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.
Treasury of Scripture

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