Proverbs 24:15
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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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
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
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This proverb is connected by זמת with Proverbs 24:8, and by אויל with Proverbs 24:7; it places the fool and the mocker over against one another.

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).

Proverbs 24:15 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause:

1 Samuel 9:11 And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

1 Samuel 22:18,19 And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell on the priests...

1 Samuel 23:20-23 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down...

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 37:32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psalm 59:3 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

Acts 9:24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Acts 23:16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

Acts 25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

spoil

Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

Isaiah 32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

Cross References
Psalm 10:9
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.

Psalm 10:10
The helpless are crushed, sink down, and fall by his might.

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