New American Standard Bible
The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
King James Bible
The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked desireth the net of evil men; but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
World English Bible
The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The meaning seems to be: The "net of evil men" (compare Proverbs 1:17) is that in which they are taken, the judgment of God in which they are ensnared. This they run into with such a blind infatuation, that it seems as if they were in love with their own destruction. The marginal rendering gives the thought that the wicked seek the protection of others like themselves, but seek in vain; the "root of the just" (i. e., that in them which is fixed and stable) alone yields that protection.
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To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the …
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
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