Proverbs 24:18

NET ©

lest the Lord see it, and be displeased, and turn his wrath away from him.

NIV ©

or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him.

NASB ©

Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him.

NLT ©

For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.

MSG ©

GOD might see, and become very provoked, and then take pity on his plight.

BBE ©

For fear that the Lord may see it, and it may be evil in his eyes, and his wrath may be turned away from him.

NRSV ©

or else the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from them.

NKJV ©

Lest the LORD see it , and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.

KJV
Lest the LORD
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see
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[it], and it displease
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him, and he turn away
<07725> (8689)
his wrath
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from him. {it displeaseth...: Heb. it be evil in his eyes}
HEBREW
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<0639>
wylem
<05921>
byshw
<07725>
wynyeb
<05869>
erw
<07489>
hwhy
<03069>
hary
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Np (24:18)
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LXXM
oti
<3754>  
CONJ
oqetai
<3708>  
V-FMI-3S
kuriov
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N-NSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ouk
<3364>  
ADV
aresei
 
V-FAI-3S
autw
<846>  
D-DSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
apostreqei
<654>  
V-FAI-3S
ton
<3588>  
T-ASM
yumon
<2372>  
N-ASM
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
ap
<575>  
PREP
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
lest
<06435>
the Lord
<03069>
see
<07200>
it, and be displeased
<07489>
, and turn
<07725>
his wrath
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away from him
<05921>
.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “and [it is] evil in his eyes.”

sn The judgment of God should strike a note of fear in the heart of people (e.g., Lev 19:17-18). His judgment is not to be taken lightly, or personalized as a victory. If that were to happen, then the Lord might take pity on the enemies in their calamity, for he champions the downtrodden and defeated. These are probably personal enemies; the imprecatory psalms and the prophetic oracles present a different set of circumstances for the downfall of God’s enemies – even the book of Proverbs says that brings joy to the community.