New International Version
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;
King James Bible
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;
World English Bible
Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:
Young's Literal Translation
Be not envious of evil men, And desire not to be with them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have stricken me - Though beat and abused, full of pain, and exhibiting a frightful figure; yet so drunk was he, as to be insensible who had struck him: still, after all this abuse and disgrace, he purposes to embrace the next opportunity of repeating his excesses! Sin makes a man contemptible in life, miserable in death, and wretched to all eternity. Is it not strange, then, that men should Love it?
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
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