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Proverbs 3:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Devise not evil against thy neighbor, Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Devise not evil against thy neighbor, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Devise not against thy neighbour an injury, seeing that, he, dwelleth securely by thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Deuise not euil against thy neighbour, seeing hee dwelleth securely by thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Devise not evil against thy friend, living near thee and trusting in thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Devise 2790
{2790} Prime
חָרַשׁ
charash
{khaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
against x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
thy neighbour, 7453
{7453} Prime
רֵעַ
rea`
{ray'-ah}
From H7462; an associate (more or less close).
seeing he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
dwelleth 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
securely 983
{0983} Prime
בֶּטַח
betach
{beh'-takh}
From H0982; properly a place of refuge; abstractly safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust); often (adverbially with or without preposition) safely.
by x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 3:29-30

_ _ Do not abuse confidence and avoid litigation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:27-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:29

Securely — Relying upon thine integrity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:29

Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth (n) securely by thee.

(n) That is, puts his trust in you.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Devise not evil:
or, Practise no evil,
Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 16:29-30 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way [that is] not good. ... He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Psalms 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against [them that are] quiet in the land.
Psalms 55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
Psalms 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my sin, O LORD.
Jeremiah 18:18-20 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words. ... Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, [and] to turn away thy wrath from them.
Micah 2:1-2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. ... And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
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Ps 35:20; 55:20; 59:3. Pv 6:14, 18; 16:29. Jr 18:18. Mi 2:1.

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