Proverbs 6:34
New International Version
For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

New Living Translation
For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

English Standard Version
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

Berean Study Bible
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy in the day of vengeance.

King James Bible
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

New King James Version
For jealousy is a husband’s fury; Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

New American Standard Bible
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not have compassion on the day of vengeance.

NASB 1995
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

NASB 1977
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Amplified Bible
For jealousy enrages the [wronged] husband; He will not spare [the guilty one] on the day of vengeance.

Christian Standard Bible
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

American Standard Version
For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For because the anger of a husband is full of jealousy, he has no pity in the day of vengeance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the soul of her husband is full of jealousy: he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Contemporary English Version
because a jealous husband can be furious and merciless when he takes revenge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in the day of revenge,

English Revised Version
For jealousy is the rage of a man; and he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Good News Translation
A husband is never angrier than when he is jealous; his revenge knows no limits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because jealousy arouses a husband's fury. The husband will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

International Standard Version
because jealousy incites a strong man's rage, and he will show no mercy when it's time for revenge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For jealousy is the rage of a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Literal Standard Version
For jealousy [is] the fury of a man, "" And he does not spare in a day of vengeance.

NET Bible
for jealousy kindles a husband's rage, and he will not show mercy when he takes revenge.

New Heart English Bible
For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.

World English Bible
For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.

Young's Literal Translation
For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Adultery
33Wounds and dishonor will befall him, and his reproach will never be wiped away. 34For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy in the day of vengeance. 35He will not be appeased by any ransom, or persuaded by lavish gifts.…

Cross References
Genesis 39:19
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is what your slave did to me," he burned with anger.

Numbers 5:14
and if a feeling of jealousy comes over her husband and he suspects his wife who has defiled herself--or if a feeling of jealousy comes over him and he suspects her even though she has not defiled herself--

Proverbs 6:33
Wounds and dishonor will befall him, and his reproach will never be wiped away.

Proverbs 6:35
He will not be appeased by any ransom, or persuaded by lavish gifts.

Proverbs 11:4
Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel and anger is like a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?

Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unrelenting as Sheol. Its sparks are fiery flames, the fiercest blaze of all.

Isaiah 13:17
Behold, I will stir up against them the Medes, who have no regard for silver and no desire for gold.


Treasury of Scripture

For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Numbers 5:14
And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

Numbers 25:11
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.









(34) For jealousy is the rage of a man.--That is jealousy is furious, and cannot be appeased by bribes.

Verse 34. - For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. The first hemistich is adduced as a reason for what has preceded, while the concluding hemistich and the following and last verses are a deduction strengthening what has been stated before, and also showing that the punishment will be inevitable. The general consensus of commentators and texts is to connect the two hemistiches of this verse. Thus the LXX., Μεστὸς γὰρ ζήλου θυμὸς ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς οὐ φεισεται ἐν ἡμέρα κρίσεως, "For the wrath of her husband filled with jealousy shall not spare in the day of judgment;" the Vulgate, Quia zelus et furor viri non parcet in die vindictae, "For the jealousy and rage of a man shall not spare in the day of vengeance;" the Syriac, Nam quia furor mariti plenus est zelotypia non parcet in die retributionis, "For because rage of a husband is full of jealousy he shall not spare in the day of retribution." So the Arabic, and the Tigarina Versio, and among the commentators Durandus. Dathe, Doderlein, Holden. But the Hebrew simply makes the statement, ki-kimah khamath-gaver, quia zelus excandescentia viri, i.e., as in the Authorized Version, "for jealousy is the rage of a man," ki, equivalent to the Greek γὰρ, "for" and kinah is the subject of the sentence. The Hebrew kinah is "jealousy" as in Proverbs 27:4, "Who is able to stand before envy?" or, as margin, "jealousy." The ordinary copulative verb "is" is best understood as connecting the subject and the predicate; "the rage of a man," Hebrew kamath-gaver, as above, i.e. "the glow of a man's anger" (Delitzsch), or "a man's fierce anger" (Zockler). Jealousy awakens and inflames the wrath and anger of a man or husband to its highest pitch. It evokes the strongest feelings for revenge. Man; Hebrew, gaver, equivalent to ish, "a man," in opposition to "a wife" - "a husband," as here. The word is chiefly found in poetry. Its derivation, from gavar, "to be strong," serves to bring out the idea also of the intensity or force of the jealousy - it burns or rages with all the might of the man. The latter part of the verse in the Hebrew is simply, "and he will not spare (v'lo-yakh'mol) in the day of vengeance." The Authorized Version "therefore" serves to bring out the deduction, though it does net occur in the original. He will not spare; i.e. the injured husband will not show any clemency or mercy to the adulterer, the man who has wronged him so deeply. In the day of vengeance; Hebrew, b'yom nakam. The expression may refer to the time when the adulterer is brought before the judges, but more probably to every occasion on which the husband can exercise his vengeance. So Gejerus. For the expression, cf. Isaiah 34:8, "The day of the Lord's vengeance;" Job 20:28, "The day of his wrath;" and Proverbs 11:4, "The day of wrath." Jealousy is implacable (see Song of Solomon 8:6, "Jealousy is cruel as the grave").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

jealousy
קִנְאָ֥ה (qin·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy

enrages a husband,
חֲמַת־ (ḥă·maṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2534: Heat, anger, poison

and he will show no
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

mercy
יַ֝חְמ֗וֹל (yaḥ·mō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2550: To commiserate, to spare

in the day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of vengeance.
נָקָֽם׃ (nā·qām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5359: Vengeance


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