Proverbs 24:17
New International Version
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

New Living Translation
Don't rejoice when your enemies fall; don't be happy when they stumble.

English Standard Version
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

Berean Study Bible
Do not gloat when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart rejoice when he stumbles,

New American Standard Bible
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

King James Bible
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Christian Standard Bible
Don't gloat when your enemy falls, and don't let your heart rejoice when he stumbles,

Contemporary English Version
Don't be happy to see your enemies trip and fall down.

Good News Translation
Don't be glad when your enemies meet disaster, and don't rejoice when they stumble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't gloat when your enemy falls, and don't let your heart rejoice when he stumbles,

International Standard Version
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls; don't let yourself be glad when he stumbles.

NET Bible
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice,

New Heart English Bible
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls. Do not let your heart be glad when he is overthrown;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When your enemy has fallen, do not rejoice, and when he is overthrown, let not your heart leap for joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be happy when your enemy falls, and do not feel glad when he stumbles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, And let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;

New American Standard 1977
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not rejoice when thy enemy falls, and do not let thy heart be glad when he stumbles

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles:

American King James Version
Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles:

American Standard Version
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, And let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown;

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thy enemy shall fall, be not glad, and in his ruin let not thy heart rejoice:

Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;

English Revised Version
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he is overthrown:

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoice not when thy enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth:

World English Bible
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls. Don't let your heart be glad when he is overthrown;

Young's Literal Translation
In the falling of thine enemy rejoice not, And in his stumbling let not thy heart be joyful,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Do not Envy
16For though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin. 17Do not gloat when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart rejoice when he stumbles, 18or the LORD will see and disapprove, and turn His wrath away from him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:32
When they buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at Abner's tomb, and all the people wept.

Job 31:29
If I have rejoiced at my enemy's ruin, or exulted when evil befell him--

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.

Psalm 35:19
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, or those who hate me without reason wink in malice.

Proverbs 17:5
He who mocks the poor insults their Maker; whoever gloats over calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 24:18
or the LORD will see and disapprove, and turn His wrath away from him.

Obadiah 1:12
But you should not gloat in that day, your brother's day of misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast proudly in the day of their distress.

Micah 7:8
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

Treasury of Scripture

Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles:

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad …

Judges 16:25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, …

2 Samuel 16:5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out a man …

Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up …

Psalm 35:15,19 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: …

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say …

Obadiah 1:12 But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the …

1 Corinthians 13:6,7 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth…







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

gloat
תִּשְׂמָ֑ח (tiś·māḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

when your enemy
אֽ֭וֹיִבְךָ‪‬ (’ō·w·yiḇ·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

falls,
בִּנְפֹ֣ל (bin·p̄ōl)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

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

let your heart
לִבֶּֽךָ׃ (lib·be·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

rejoice
יָגֵ֥ל (yā·ḡêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1523: To spin round, rejoice, fear

when he stumbles,
וּ֝בִכָּשְׁל֗וֹ (ū·ḇik·kā·šə·lōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall
Verses 17, 18. - A warning against vindictiveness, nearly approaching the great Christian maxim, "Love your enemies" (Matthew 5:44). Verse 17. - Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth. "Thou shalt love thy neighbour" was a Mosaic precept (Leviticus 19:18); the addition, "and hate thine enemy," was a Pharisaic gloss, arising from a misconception concerning the extermination of the Canaanites, which, indeed, had a special cause and purpose, and was not a precedent for the treatment of all aliens (see Proverbs 25:21, 22). When he stumbleth; rather, when he is overthrown. The maxim refers to private enemies. The overthrow of public enemies was often celebrated with festal rejoicing. Thus we have the triumph of Moses at the defeat of the Amalekites, and over Pharaoh's host at the Red Sea; of Deborah and Barak over Sisera (Exodus 15; Exodus 17:15; Judges 5); and the psalmist, exulting over the destruction of his country's foes, could say, "The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked" (Psalm 58:10). But private revenge and vindictiveness are warmly censured and repudiated. So Cato, 'Distich.' 4:46 -

"Morte repentina noli gaudere malorum;
Felicesobeunt quorum sine crimine vita est."
Of very different tone is the Italian proverb, "Revenge is a morsel for God;" and "Wait time and place to act thy revenge, for it is never well done in a hurry" (Trench). 24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
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