This month, looking at the literal translations shown in the margin of the NASB, I am almost ready to just go back to reading the KJV. Compare the above to the other translation.
(Proverbs 23:17 NAS77) Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.The first part is the same and then you have a different understanding of the Hebrew. Then you come to the “always” of the NASB which is rendered “all (3605) day (3117)” in the KJV. Then the margin tells you, “Oh, by the way, this is literally ‘all the day’.”
There is a real difference between always and all day. One is a great dream, the other a realistic goal. I want to always be faithful. I also want to always keep my weight under control, never get a traffic ticket and get to bed on time every day. A much more realistic goal is to make it through the day. Jesus said it this way,
(Matthew 6:34 KJV) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.So? I go with Jesus and the KJV. I find it challenging enough to seek to live for Him today and let Him worry about tomorrow. Have a blessed day.