Proverbs 23 :17

Proverbs 23 :17 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 the LORD 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :17

Barnes' Commentary 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."

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :17

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