Proverbs 6:34
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New International Version
For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

New Living Translation
For the woman's jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

English Standard Version
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

New American Standard Bible
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

King James Bible
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

International Standard Version
because jealousy incites a strong man's rage, and he will show no mercy when it's time for revenge.

NET Bible
for jealousy kindles a husband's rage, and he will not show mercy when he takes revenge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For because the anger of a husband is full of jealousy, he has no pity in the day of vengeance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because jealousy arouses a husband's fury. The husband will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the jealous rage of a man will not spare in the day of vengeance.

King James 2000 Bible
For jealousy causes the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

American King James Version
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

American Standard Version
For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in the day of revenge,

Darby Bible Translation
For jealousy is the rage of a man, and he will not spare in the day of vengeance;

English Revised Version
For jealousy is the rage of a man; and he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Webster's Bible Translation
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

World English Bible
For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.

Young's Literal Translation
For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. The first hemistich is adduced as a reason for what has preceded, while the concluding hemistich and the following and last verses are a deduction strengthening what has been stated before, and also showing that the punishment will be inevitable. The general consensus of commentators and texts is to connect the two hemistiches of this verse. Thus the LXX., Μεστὸς γὰρ ζήλου θυμὸς ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς οὐ φεισεται ἐν ἡμέρα κρίσεως, "For the wrath of her husband filled with jealousy shall not spare in the day of judgment;" the Vulgate, Quia zelus et furor viri non parcet in die vindictae, "For the jealousy and rage of a man shall not spare in the day of vengeance;" the Syriac, Nam quia furor mariti plenus est zelotypia non parcet in die retributionis, "For because rage of a husband is full of jealousy he shall not spare in the day of retribution." So the Arabic, and the Tigarina Versio, and among the commentators Durandus. Dathe, Doderlein, Holden. But the Hebrew simply makes the statement, ki-kimah khamath-gaver, quia zelus excandescentia viri, i.e., as in the Authorized Version, "for jealousy is the rage of a man," ki, equivalent to the Greek γὰρ, "for" and kinah is the subject of the sentence. The Hebrew kinah is "jealousy" as in Proverbs 27:4, "Who is able to stand before envy?" or, as margin, "jealousy." The ordinary copulative verb "is" is best understood as connecting the subject and the predicate; "the rage of a man," Hebrew kamath-gaver, as above, i.e. "the glow of a man's anger" (Delitzsch), or "a man's fierce anger" (Zockler). Jealousy awakens and inflames the wrath and anger of a man or husband to its highest pitch. It evokes the strongest feelings for revenge. Man; Hebrew, gaver, equivalent to ish, "a man," in opposition to "a wife" - "a husband," as here. The word is chiefly found in poetry. Its derivation, from gavar, "to be strong," serves to bring out the idea also of the intensity or force of the jealousy - it burns or rages with all the might of the man. The latter part of the verse in the Hebrew is simply, "and he will not spare (v'lo-yakh'mol) in the day of vengeance." The Authorized Version "therefore" serves to bring out the deduction, though it does net occur in the original. He will not spare; i.e. the injured husband will not show any clemency or mercy to the adulterer, the man who has wronged him so deeply. In the day of vengeance; Hebrew, b'yom nakam. The expression may refer to the time when the adulterer is brought before the judges, but more probably to every occasion on which the husband can exercise his vengeance. So Gejerus. For the expression, cf. Isaiah 34:8, "The day of the Lord's vengeance;" Job 20:28, "The day of his wrath;" and Proverbs 11:4, "The day of wrath." Jealousy is implacable (see Song of Solomon 8:6, "Jealousy is cruel as the grave").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For jealousy is the rage of a man,.... Fills a man with rage against him of whom he is jealous; which keeps boiling within him, till he has an opportunity of venting it: and very severe it is; it is strong as death, and cruel as the grave;

therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance; when he has an opportunity of avenging himself; whenever he finds the adulterer in his house, or catches him and his wife in bed together, he spares not to take away his life, and sometimes the life of both of them; instances of this nature history furnishes us with: or he will spare no cost and pains to prosecute him before a civil magistrate, and bring him to public justice; prayers and entreaties, bribes and gifts, wilt be of no avail, as follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

34, 35. nor any terms of reconciliation be admitted.

regard—or, "accept" any ransom.

Proverbs 6:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings against Adultery
33Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out. 34For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
Cross References
Genesis 39:19
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is how your slave treated me," he burned with anger.

Numbers 5:14
and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure--or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure--

Proverbs 6:33
Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.

Proverbs 6:35
He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

Proverbs 11:4
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 27:4
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

Song of Solomon 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

Isaiah 13:17
See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.
Treasury of Scripture

For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Numbers 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come on him, and he be jealous of his …

Numbers 25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned …

Judges 19:29,30 And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold …

Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is …

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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