New Living Translation
Don't rejoice when your enemies fall; don't be happy when they stumble.
King James Bible
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;
World English Bible
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls. Don't let your heart be glad when he is overthrown;
Young's Literal Translation
In the falling of thine enemy rejoice not, And in his stumbling let not thy heart be joyful,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:17 Falleth - Into mischief.
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2 Samuel 3:32
They buried Abner in Hebron, and the king and all the people wept at his graveside.
"Have I ever rejoiced when disaster struck my enemies, or become excited when harm came their way?
But they are glad now that I am in trouble; they gleefully join together against me. I am attacked by people I don't even know; they slander me constantly.
Don't let my treacherous enemies rejoice over my defeat. Don't let those who hate me without cause gloat over my sorrow.
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.
"You should not have gloated when they exiled your relatives to distant lands. You should not have rejoiced when the people of Judah suffered such misfortune. You should not have spoken arrogantly in that terrible time of trouble.
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