New American Standard Bible
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;
King James Bible
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Darby Bible Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.
World English Bible
Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:
Young's Literal Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked one, At the habitation of the righteous. Do not spoil his resting-place.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The teaching of the proverb warns men not to attack or plot against the righteous. They will lose their labor, "Though the just man fall (not into sin, but into calamities), yet he riseth up." The point of the teaching is not the liability of good men to err, but God's providential care over them (compare the margin reference). "Seven times" is a certain for an uncertain number (compare Job 5:19). In contrast with this is the fate of the evildoers, who fall utterly even in a single distress.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.
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