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Proverbs 24:15

    Proverbs 24:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not keep a secret watch, O evil-doer, against the fields of the upright man, or send destruction on his resting-place:

    Webster's Revision

    Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation 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:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 24:15

    Spoil - Booty; prey.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:15

    The dwelling of the righteous - צדיק tsaddik, the man who is walking unblameably in all the testimonies of God; who is rendering to every man his due.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:15

    The teaching of the proverb warns men not to attack or plot against the righteous. They will lose their labor, "Though the just man fall (not into sin, but into calamities), yet he riseth up." The point of the teaching is not the liability of good men to err, but God's providential care over them (compare the margin reference). "Seven times" is a certain for an uncertain number (compare Job 5:19). In contrast with this is the fate of the evildoers, who fall utterly even in a single distress.