Proverbs 20:22



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

King James Version

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

International Standard Version

Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.

A Conservative Version

Say thou not, I will recompense evil. Wait for LORD, and he will save thee.

American Standard Version

Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.

Amplified

Do not say, I will repay evil; wait [expectantly] for the Lord, and He will rescue you.

Bible in Basic English

Do not say, I will give punishment for evil: go on waiting for the Lord, and he will be your saviour.

Darby Translation

Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.

Holman Bible

Don't say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Say not thou, I will take vengeance, but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not say, I will requite evil; wait for Jehovah, he will save to thee.

King James 2000

Say not, I will repay evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not say "I will repay evil"; wait for Yahweh and he will deliver you.

Modern King James verseion

Do not say, I will repay evil; wait on Jehovah, and He will save you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Say not thou, "I will recompense evil"; but put thy trust in the LORD, and he shall defend thee.

NET Bible

Do not say, "I will pay back evil!" Wait for the Lord, so that he may vindicate you.

New Heart English Bible

Do not say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the LORD, and he will save you.

New simplified Bible

Do not say: I will recompense evil. Instead wait on Jehovah, and he will save you.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not say, I will requite wrong! Wait thou for Yahweh that he may save thee.

Webster

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

World English Bible

Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

Usage: 0

not thou, I will recompense
שׁלם 
Shalam 
Usage: 116

רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

but wait on
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

the Lord

Usage: 0

and he shall save
ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. 22 Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. 23 Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

Deuteronomy 32:35

'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'

2 Samuel 16:12

"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day."

Proverbs 17:13

He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Matthew 5:39

"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Romans 12:17-19

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

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