Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

Holman Bible

Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil!”
Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you.

International Standard Version

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

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 and save 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.

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.

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
not thou, I will recompense
שׁלם 
Shalam 
Usage: 116

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 gotten hastily at the beginning shall not be blessed in the end. 22 Say thou not, I will recompense evil. Wait for LORD, and he will save thee. 23 Diverse weights are an abomination to LORD, and a FALSE balance is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but instead giving praise, knowing that ye were called for this, so that ye might inherit a blessing.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for LORD. Be strong, and let thy heart take courage. Yea, wait thou for LORD.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that not any man repays evil for evil to any man, but always pursue the good, both for each other and for all.

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is mine, and recompense at the time when their foot shall slide. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that are to come upon them shall make haste.

2 Samuel 16:12

It may be that LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that LORD will reward me good for [his] cursing of me this day.

Proverbs 17:13

He who rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for LORD, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to inherit the land. When sinners are cut off, thou shall see it.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for LORD shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not be weary. They shall walk, and not faint.

Lamentations 3:25-26

LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Matthew 5:39

But I say to you, not to resist what is troublesome, but whoever will strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:17-19

rendering to no man evil for evil, premeditating things right in the sight of all men.

1 Peter 2:23

Who, being reviled, did not revile in return. Suffering, he did not threaten, but yielded to him who judges righteously.

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore also let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls as to a faithful Creator by well-doing.

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