Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

New American Standard Bible

Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

King James Version

Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Holman Bible

Don’t envy evil men
or desire to be with them,

International Standard Version

Don't be envious of wicked men or wish you were with them,

A Conservative Version

Be not thou envious against evil men, nor desire to be with them.

American Standard Version

Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them:

Amplified

Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them;

Bible in Basic English

Have no envy for evil men, or any desire to be with them:

Darby Translation

Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not envy against men of evil, thou shalt not desire to be with them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not envy men of evil, and do not desire to be with them.

Modern King James verseion

Do not be jealous of evil men, nor desire to be with them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be not thou jealous over wicked men, and desire not thou to be among them.

NET Bible

Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them;

New Heart English Bible

Do not be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:

The Emphasized Bible

Be not thou envious of wicked men, neither crave to be with them;

Webster

Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

World English Bible

Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:

Youngs Literal Translation

Be not envious of evil men, And desire not to be with them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be not thou envious
קנא 
Qana' 
Usage: 34

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

References

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

1 Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. 2 For their heart studies destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.



Cross References

Psalm 37:1

[A Psalm of David.] Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious of the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 3:31

Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not your heart envy sinners: but be in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Proverbs 24:19

Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious at the wicked;

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Genesis 13:10-13

And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you came unto Zoar.

Genesis 19:1-11

And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

Psalm 26:9

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Proverbs 1:11-15

If they say, Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause:

Proverbs 13:20

He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness,

James 4:5-6

Do you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

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