Proverbs 3:31 {32}
Good News Translation
Don't be jealous of violent people or decide to act as they do,

Contemporary English Version
Don't be jealous of cruel people or follow their example.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.

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For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.

envy

Proverbs 23:17 Let not thy heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long:

Proverbs 24:1,19,20 Seek not to be like evil men, neither desire to be with them: . . .

Psalm 37:1,7-9 Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. . . .

Psalm 73:3 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

Galatians 5:21 Envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.

the oppressor

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:

choose

Proverbs 1:15-18 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. . . .

Proverbs 2:12-15 Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways: . . .

Proverbs 12:12 The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men: but the root of the just shall prosper.

Proverbs 22:22-25 Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: . . .

Context
The Blessings of Wisdom
30Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways. 31For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.32Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:1
Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.

Proverbs 24:1
Seek not to be like evil men, neither desire to be with them:

Additional Translations
Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways;Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

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

Procure not the reproaches of bad men, neither do thou covet their ways.

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

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

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

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

Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
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