English Standard Version
Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; do no violence to his home;
King James Bible
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
American Standard Version
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; Destroy not his resting-place:
Lie not in wait, nor seek after wickedness in the house of the just, nor spoil his rest.
English Revised Version
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Webster's Bible Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; destroy not his resting-place:
Proverbs 24:15 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The undertaking of folly is sin;
And an abomination to men is the scorner.
Since it is certain that for 9b the subject is "the scorner," so also "sin" is to be regarded as the subject of 9a. The special meaning flagitium, as Proverbs 21:27, זמּה will then not have here, but it derives it from the root-idea "to contrive, imagine," and signifies first only the collection and forthputting of the thoughts towards a definite end (Job 17:11), particularly the refined preparation, the contrivance of a sinful act. In a similar way we speak of a sinful beginning or undertaking. But if one regards sin in itself, or in its consequences, it is always a contrivance or desire of folly (gen. subjecti), or: one that bears on itself (gen. qualitatis) the character of folly; for it disturbs and destroys the relation of man to God and man, and rests, as Socrates in Plato says, on a false calculation. And the mocker (the mocker at religion and virtue) is תועבת לאדם. The form of combination stands here before a word with ל, as at Job 18:2; Job 24:5, and frequently. but why does not the poet say directly תועבת אדם? Perhaps to leave room for the double sense, that the mocker is not only an abomination to men, viz., to the better disposed; but also, for he makes others err as to their faith, and draws them into his frivolous thoughts, becomes to them a cause of abomination, i.e., of such conduct and of such thoughts as are an abomination before God (Proverbs 15:9, Proverbs 15:26).
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he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
The helpless are crushed, sink down, and fall by his might.
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