Proverbs 24:15
New International Version
Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place;

New Living Translation
Don't wait in ambush at the home of the godly, and don't raid the house where the godly live.

English Standard Version
Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; do no violence to his home;

Berean Study Bible
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, near the dwelling of the righteous; do not destroy his resting place.

New American Standard Bible
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;

King James Bible
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

Christian Standard Bible
Don't set an ambush, you wicked one, at the camp of the righteous man; don't destroy his dwelling.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be a cruel person who attacks good people and hurts their families.

Good News Translation
Don't be like the wicked who scheme to rob honest people or to take away their homes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wicked man, don't set an ambush, at the camp of the righteous man; don't destroy his dwelling.

International Standard Version
Don't lie in wait like an outlaw to attack where the righteous live;

NET Bible
Do not lie in wait like the wicked against the place where the righteous live; do not assault his home.

New Heart English Bible
Do not lie in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Do not destroy his resting place:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not plot evil in the dwelling of the righteous and do not plunder the place of his dwelling.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You wicked one, do not lie in ambush at the home of a righteous person. Do not rob his house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lie not in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous, Spoil not his resting-place;

New American Standard 1977
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not lay in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; do not spoil his resting place.

King James 2000 Bible
Lie not in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

American King James Version
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

American Standard Version
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; Destroy not his resting-place:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Bring not an ungodly man into the dwelling of the righteous: neither be deceived by the feeding of the belly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lie not in wait, nor seek after wickedness in the house of the just, nor spoil his rest.

Darby Bible Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.

English Revised Version
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

Webster's Bible Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; destroy not his resting-place:

World English Bible
Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:

Young's Literal Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked one, At the habitation of the righteous. Do not spoil his resting-place.
Study Bible
Do not Envy
14Know that wisdom is sweet for your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off. 15Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, near the dwelling of the righteous; do not destroy his resting place. 16For though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his dragnet.

Psalm 10:10
They are crushed and beaten down; the hapless fall prey to his strength.

Treasury of Scripture

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

lay

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

1 Samuel 9:11
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

1 Samuel 22:18,19
And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod…

spoil

Proverbs 22:28
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Isaiah 32:18
And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;







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

lie in wait,
תֶּאֱרֹ֣ב (te·’ĕ·rōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

O wicked [man],
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

near the dwelling
לִנְוֵ֣ה (lin·wêh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5116: Abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation

of the righteous;
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

destroy
תְּשַׁדֵּ֥ד (tə·šad·dêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7703: To deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin

his resting place.
רִבְצוֹ׃‪‬‪‬ (riḇ·ṣōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7258: (place of) lying down, resting place, dwelling place
Verses 15, 16. - A warning against plotting for the ruin of a good man's house, with a view doubtless of profiting by the disaster. Verse 15. - Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous. רָשָׁע (rasha) is vocative (comp. Ezekiel 33:8); taken appositionally, as in Revised Version margin, "as a wicked man," it is senseless; for how could he lay wait in any other character? Spoil not his resting-place. "Spoil," as Proverbs 19:26 (where see note). Drive him not from his house by violence and chicanery. Vulgate, "Seek not impiety in the house of the righteous;" do not attempt to cloak your insidious designs by detecting some evil in the good man, and making yourself the instrument of retribution, as if you were doing God service in afflicting him (John 16:2). Septuagint, "Bring not an ungodly man into the pasture (νομῇ) of the righteous, neither be thou deceived by the feasting of the belly." 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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