New American Standard Bible
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
King James Bible
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Darby Bible Translation
Let not thy heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day;
World English Bible
Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.
Young's Literal Translation
Let not thy heart be envious at sinners, But -- in the fear of Jehovah all the day.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Envy sinners - Compare in Psalm 37:1; Psalm 73:3; the feeling which looks half-longingly at the prosperity of evil doers. Some connect the verb "envy" with the second clause, "envy not sinners, but envy, emulate, the fear of the Lord."
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;
Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
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