Proverbs 24:1
New International Version
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;

New Living Translation
Don't envy evil people or desire their company.

English Standard Version
Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them,

Berean Study Bible
Do not envy wicked men or desire their company;

New American Standard Bible
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

King James Bible
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't envy the evil or desire to be with them,

Contemporary English Version
Don't be jealous of crooks or want to be their friends.

Good News Translation
Don't be envious of evil people, and don't try to make friends with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't envy evil men or desire to be with them,

International Standard Version
Don't be envious of wicked men or wish you were with them,

NET Bible
Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them;

New Heart English Bible
Do not be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not envy evil men and do not lust to be with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not envy evil people or wish you were with them,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not thou envious of evil men, Neither desire to be with them.

New American Standard 1977
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not be envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

American King James Version
Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

American Standard Version
Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My son, envy not bad men, nor desire to be with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek not to be like evil men, neither desire to be with them:

Darby Bible Translation
Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;

English Revised Version
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not thou envious against 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.
Study Bible
Do not Envy
1Do not envy wicked men or desire their company; 2for their hearts devise violence, and their lips declare trouble.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 37:1
Do not fret over doers of evil; do not envy those who do wrong.

Proverbs 1:15
my son, do not walk the road with them or set foot upon their path.

Proverbs 3:31
Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways;

Proverbs 23:17
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always continue in the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 24:19
Do not fret over evildoers, and do not be envious of the wicked.

Treasury of Scripture

Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

neither

Proverbs 1:11-15
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Genesis 13:10-13
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar…







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

envy
תְּ֭קַנֵּא (tə·qan·nê)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7065: To be, zealous, jealous, envious

wicked
רָעָ֑ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

men
בְּאַנְשֵׁ֣י (bə·’an·šê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

or desire
תִּ֝תְאָ֗יו (tiṯ·’āw)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 183: To incline, desire

their company;
לִהְי֥וֹת (lih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be
Verse 1. - We return here to the more usual form, the tetrastich. Be not thou envious against evil men (see on Proverbs 23:17, where a similar warning is given, and comp. Ver. 19 below). "Men of wickedness," wholly given over to evil. Neither desire to be with them. Their company is pollution, and association with them makes you a partner in their sinful doings. The Septuagint prefaces the paragraph with the personal address, υἱέ "son." 24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
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