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Proverbs 23:17

    Proverbs 23:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let not thy heart envy sinners; But be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have no envy of sinners in your heart, but keep in the fear of the Lord all through the day;

    Webster's Revision

    Let not thy heart envy sinners; But be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long:

    World English Bible

    Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long:

    Definitions for Proverbs 23:17

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:17

    Envy sinners - Compare in Psalm 37:1; Psalm 73:3; the feeling which looks half-longingly at the prosperity of evil doers. Some connect the verb "envy" with the second clause, "envy not sinners, but envy, emulate, the fear of the Lord."