17Don’t be happy when your enemy is defeated. Don’t be glad when he is overwhelmed. 18The Lord will notice and be displeased. Then the Lord may not be angry with him anymore. 19Don’t envy evil people. And don’t be jealous of the wicked. 20An evil person has nothing to hope for. The wicked will die like a flame that is put out. 21My child, respect the Lord and the king. Don’t join those people who refuse to obey them. 22The Lord and the king will quickly destroy such people. Those two can cause great trouble!