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Proverbs 24:18

    Proverbs 24:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lest Jehovah see it, and it displease him, And he turn away his wrath from him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For fear that the Lord may see it, and it may be evil in his eyes, and his wrath may be turned away from him.

    Webster's Revision

    Lest Jehovah see it, and it displease him, And he turn away his wrath from him.

    World English Bible

    lest Yahweh see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:18

    And he turn away his wrath from him - Wrath is here taken for the effect of wrath, punishment; and the meaning must be as paraphrased above - lest he take the punishment from him, and inflict it upon thee. And in this way Coverdale understood it: "Lest the Lorde be angry, and turn his wrath from him unto thee." Or we may understand it thus: Lest the Lord inflict on thee a similar punishment; for if thou get into his spirit, rejoicing in the calamities of another, thou deservest punishment.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:18

    See the margin. The meaning is "Thy joy will be suicidal, the wrath of the righteous Judge will be turned upon thee, as the greater offender, and thou wilt have to bear a worse evil than that which thou exultest in."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:18

    24:18 From him - Understand, upon thee, which is implied in the Hebrew phrase.