New International Version
Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.
King James Bible
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
Darby Bible Translation
Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
World English Bible
Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
Young's Literal Translation
Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
Proverbs 3:31 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Envy thou not the oppressor - O how bewitching is power! Every man desires it; and yet all hate tyrants. But query, if all had power, would not the major part be tyrants?
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The Tenth Commandment
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;
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