New International Version
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.
King James Bible
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Darby Bible Translation
lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him.
World English Bible
lest Yahweh see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Young's Literal Translation
Lest Jehovah see, and it be evil in His eyes, And He hath turned from off him His anger.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he turn away his wrath from him - Wrath is here taken for the effect of wrath, punishment; and the meaning must be as paraphrased above - lest he take the punishment from him, and inflict it upon thee. And in this way Coverdale understood it: "Lest the Lorde be angry, and turn his wrath from him unto thee." Or we may understand it thus: Lest the Lord inflict on thee a similar punishment; for if thou get into his spirit, rejoicing in the calamities of another, thou deservest punishment.
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displease him or be evil in his eyes
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
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
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