Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 The heritage that cometh too hastily at the first, shall not be praised at the end. 22 Say not thou, "I will recompense evil"; but put thy trust in the LORD, and he shall defend thee. 23 The LORD abhoreth two manner of weights, and a false balance is an evil thing.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, "I will handle him, even as he hath dealt with me, and will reward every man according to his deeds."

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, neither rebuke for rebuke: but contrariwise, bless: remembering that ye are thereunto called, even that ye should be heirs of blessing.

Psalm 27:14

O tarry thou the LORD's leisure. Be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the LORD.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that none recompense evil for evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Deuteronomy 32:35

"'Vengeance is mine, and I will reward! Their feet shall slide, when the time cometh. For the time of their destruction is at hand, and the time that shall come upon them maketh haste.'

2 Samuel 16:12

Haply, the LORD will look on my wretchedness, and do me good for his cursing this day."

Proverbs 17:13

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

Psalm 37:34

Hope thou in the LORD, and keep his way. And he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land; when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.

Isaiah 40:31

But unto them that have the LORD before their eyes, shall strength be increased, Eagles wings shall grow upon them; When they run, they shall not fall; and when they go, they shall not be weary."

Lamentations 3:25-26

{Tet} O how good is the LORD unto them that put their trust in him, and to the soul that seeketh after him?

Matthew 5:39

But I say to you, That ye resist not wrong. But whosoever give thee a blow on thy right cheek, turn to him the other.

Romans 12:17-19

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide aforehand things honest in the sight of all men.

1 Peter 2:23

which when he was reviled, reviled not again: when he suffered, he threatened not: but committed the cause to him that judgeth righteously,

1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him with well doing, as unto a faithful creator.

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