New International Version
Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place;
King James Bible
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Darby Bible Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste 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:
Young's Literal Translation
Lay not wait, O wicked one, At the habitation of the righteous. Do not spoil his resting-place.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
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