Proverbs 3:31 Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Don't envy a violent man or choose any of his ways;

International Standard Version

Do not envy a violent man, and do not emulate his lifestyle.

A Conservative Version

Do not envy thou the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

American Standard Version

Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

Amplified

Do not resentfully envy and be jealous of an unscrupulous, grasping man, and choose none of his ways.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Envy thou not the oppressor and choose none of his ways.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not envy against a man of violence, and thou shalt choose in all his ways.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not envy a man of violence, and do not choose any of his ways,

Modern King James verseion

Do not envy the cruel man, and choose none of his ways.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Follow not a wicked man, and choose none of his ways:

NET Bible

Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose to imitate any of his ways;

New Heart English Bible

Do not envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not thou envy the man of violence, neither choose thou any of his ways;

Webster

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

World English Bible

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנא 
Qana' 
Usage: 34

thou not the oppressor
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and choose
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

References

Context Readings

Role Of Wisdom In Creation And Society

30 Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. 31 Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways. 32 For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.



Cross References

Psalm 37:1

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Proverbs 24:1

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

Psalm 37:7-9

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Proverbs 1:15-18

My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path,

Proverbs 2:12-15

To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

Proverbs 22:22-25

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Proverbs 24:19-20

Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Galatians 5:21

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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