Proverbs 24:18

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

Read Proverbs 24:18 Using Other Translations

Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
lest the LORD see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.
For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.

What does Proverbs 24:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 24:18

Lest the Lord see [it], and it displease him
Who sees all things, not only external actions, but the heart, and the inward motions of it; and though men may hide the pleasure they feel at the misery of an enemy from others, they cannot hide it from the Lord; nor is this said by way of doubt, but as a certain thing; and which the Lord not barely sees, but takes notice of, and to such a degree as to resent it, and show his displeasure at it by taking the following step; and he turn away his wrath from him;
remove the effects of it, raise him out of his fallen and distressed condition, and restore him to his former prosperous one; and not only so, but turn it upon thee, as Gersom supplies the words, and not amiss; so that there is a strange and sudden change of circumstances; thou that was pleasing thyself with the distress of thine enemy art fallen into the same, and he is delivered out of it; which must be a double affliction to such a man; so that by rejoicing at an enemy, he is doing his enemy good and himself hurt; see ( Proverbs 17:5 ) .

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