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Proverbs 3:31

    Proverbs 3:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.

    Webster's Revision

    Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

    World English Bible

    Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Envy thou not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:31

    Envy thou not the oppressor - O how bewitching is power! Every man desires it; and yet all hate tyrants. But query, if all had power, would not the major part be tyrants?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:31

    A protest against the tendency to worship success, to think the lot of the "man of violence" enviable, and therefore to be chosen.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:31

    3:31 Envy not - For his impunity and success.