Proverbs 4:16

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
– Proverbs 4:16

Verses 16 and 17 express the way the wicked are consumed with evil. The wicked are those who go in the way of wickedness. They are so captive to their sin that they can find no rest except they have done some mischief. Mischief doesn’t sound so bad to our modern ears but it refers to evil or injury. They have to do harm to others in one way or another. This agrees with causing some to fall.

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