Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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 quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end. 22 Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you. 23 Yahweh detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Don't say, "I will do 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 insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. By David.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is mine, and recompense, at the time when their foot slides; for the day of their calamity is at hand. The things that are to come on them shall make haste."

2 Samuel 16:12

It may be that Yahweh will look on the wrong done to me, and that Yahweh will repay me good for the cursing of me today."

Proverbs 17:13

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

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.

Lamentations 3:25-26

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

Matthew 5:39

But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:17-19

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.

1 Peter 2:23

Who, when he was cursed, didn't curse back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore let them also who suffer according to the will of God in doing good entrust their souls to him, as to a faithful Creator.

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