New International Version
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt beat him with the rod - A proper correction of children was a favourite point of discipline with Solomon. We have already seen how forcibly he speaks on this subject. See the notes on the places referred to in 1 Corinthians 5:5 (note).
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
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