New International Version
Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
King James Bible
For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Darby Bible Translation
For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple.
World English Bible
For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.
Young's Literal Translation
For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For wrath killeth the foolish man - Foolish, silly, and simple, are epithets given by Solomon to sinners and transgressors of all kinds. Such parallelisms have afforded a presumptive argument that Solomon was the author of this book. See the preface. The words of Eliphaz may be considered as a sort of maxim, which the wisdom and experience of ages had served to establish; viz., The wrath of God is manifested only against the wicked and impious; and if thou wert not such, God would not thus contend with thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
envy. or, indignation.
LibraryDecember 3 Morning
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.--JOB 5:8. Is anything too hard for the Lord?--Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.--Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.--Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and …
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"There is Therefore Now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who Walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. "
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