Proverbs 3:31

“ Enuie thou not the oppressour, and choose none of his wayes.”

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Other Translations

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
- King James Version

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.
- Basic English Bible

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

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
- Webster's Bible

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
- World English Bible

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

Envy thou not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:31


3:31 Envy not - For his impunity and success.


Discussion for Proverbs 3

  • Corey-ann
    Beneath the heart is a hidden meaning, meaning of words or a truth you believe in, beyond the faith is a hidden yonder , too many lives wasted as people sit and ponder, .... above the faith is the power of hand , spreading the seeds of a flower we call understand , understand me now as i spread thy word ... how many pens do you share with a blank open black book
  • Dave
    proverbs chapter 3 is a chapter that helps me gain insight into the word of God .Whenever i needwisdom, or understanding i learn to trust in the Lord rather than leaning on my own understanding. I have learned to acknowledge God instead of myself knowing that he is the one who will direct my path and that i can know i wont be disappointed as long as i trust him and not myself. And im trusting him
  • Lilian
    The wise shall inherit glory but shame is the promotion of fools amen
  • Ivy Johnson
    No Precious Jewels or Earthly Treasures are worthy to be Compared with True WISDOM: Whether the concerns of Time or Eternity be Consudered: We must make Wisdom our Business: We must Venture all in it: And be willing to part with all for it: This WISDOM is the LORD JESUS CHRIST: AND HIS SALVATION: SOUGHT AND OBTAINED: BY FAITH AND PRAYER:
    CHRIST IS THAT WISDOM: BY WHOM THE WORLDS WERE MADE: AMEN!
  • Skybounder
    Verse 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Have you ever been away for years from a place you used to frequent and people have forgotten your name? A reminder to me to visit "mercy and truth" often so they're familiar with you and recognize you.
  • Brenda K
    I love reading the Book of Proverbs!!!

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