New International Version
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
King James Bible
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
Darby Bible Translation
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, [and] be not envious of the wicked:
World English Bible
Don't fret yourself because of evildoers; neither be envious of the wicked:
Young's Literal Translation
Fret not thyself at evil doers, Be not envious at the wicked,
Proverbs 24:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fret not or keep not company with the wicked
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
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.
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