17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, 18 or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 24:17-18

Commentary on Proverbs 24:17-18

(Read Proverbs 24:17-18)

The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden.