Category Archives: Proverbs

Proverbs 24:17

It seems appropriate. He isn’t in the same category as Oral Roberts, Falwell, or Arafat, for whom I have posted this passage previously.

However, I’m seeing several people saying ‘good riddance’, and I know I just can’t. He’s got family and friends.

Proverbs 24:17.
If your enemy falls, do not exult; If he trips, let your heart not rejoice.

Proverbs 24

As I said referencing
Arafat back in November of 2004
and Oral Roberts in December of 2009

בנפל אויבך אל תשמח ובכשלו אל יגל לבך
If your enemy falls, do not exult; If he trips, let your heart not rejoice.
Proverbs 24:17.

And also:

Say unto them: As I live, saith the L-rd G-D, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:11

The death of anyone is not cause for joy.

I think it is OK for one to be relieved that someone has been ‘brought to justice,’ if those are terms you’d use, and you feel death is justice.

Time to Quote Proverbs 24 again

As I said referencing Arafat back in November of 2004

בנפל אויבך אל תשמח ובכשלו אל יגל לבך
If your enemy falls, do not exult; If he trips, let your heart not rejoice.
Proverbs 24:17.

I never really considered Oral Roberts an ‘enemy’, per se, but the quote is still appropriate.

The death of anyone is not cause for joy. My condolences to his family, friends, and followers.