Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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.

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 obtained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed in the end. 22 Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee. 23 Divers weights are an abomination unto Jehovah; and a false balance is not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

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

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing others, because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;

Deuteronomy 32:35

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

2 Samuel 16:12

It may be that Jehovah will look on mine affliction, and that Jehovah will requite me good for my being cursed this day.

Proverbs 17:13

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Isaiah 40:31

but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.

Lamentations 3:25-26

Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Matthew 5:39

But I say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

Romans 12:17-19

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men:

1 Peter 2:23

who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;

1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore also let them who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing to a faithful Creator.

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