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Does Proverbs 24:17 mean that being glad when justice comes to a criminal is also wrong?

What about feeling joy and laughing when you see criminals get sentenced to prison? Is it wrong? Is it sin?

Proverbs 24:17

ESV - 17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 06 2014 Stringio Gareth Mccombe

For follow-up discussion and general commentary on the topic. Comments are sorted chronologically.

Mini linda rodriquez

It hard not to be glad when criminal s get sent to prison for killing innocent people.like the Lacy murder. When I watch it on TV I feel hate towards the husband for killing his sweet, innocent, wife and unborn child, and I am happy he went to jail. Sometime I wish he would suffer the same terribly fate at the hand of a madman like himself. Of course I receive forgiveness for those thought and feelings afterwards. God is good.

January 07 2014 Report

Stringio Gareth Mccombe

hmmm i see were your comming from, i like to watch police interceptors on tv and i do like to see it when they do a drugs bust and people get sentenced for quite a number of years.

January 07 2014 Report

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