Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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 wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed. 22 Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee. 23 An abomination to Jehovah are a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit are not good.



Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, 'As he did to me, so I do to him, I render to each according to his work.'

1 Peter 3:9

not giving back evil for evil, or railing for railing, and on the contrary, blessing, having known that to this ye were called, that a blessing ye may inherit;

Psalm 27:14

Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!

1 Thessalonians 5:15

see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;

Deuteronomy 32:35

Mine are vengeance and recompense, At the due time -- doth their foot slide; For near is a day of their calamity, And haste do things prepared for them.

2 Samuel 16:12

it may be Jehovah doth look on mine affliction, and Jehovah hath turned back to me good for his reviling this day.'

Proverbs 17:13

Whoso is returning evil for good, Evil moveth not from his house.

Psalm 37:34

Look unto Jehovah, and keep His way, And He doth exalt thee to possess the land, In the wicked being cut off -- thou seest!

Isaiah 40:31

But those expecting Jehovah pass to power, They raise up the pinion as eagles, They run and are not fatigued, They go on and do not faint!

Lamentations 3:25-26

Good is Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul that seeketh Him.

Matthew 5:39

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

Romans 12:17-19

giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.

1 Peter 2:23

who being reviled -- was not reviling again, suffering -- was not threatening, and was committing himself to Him who is judging righteously,

1 Peter 4:19

so that also those suffering according to the will of god, as to a stedfast Creator, let them commit their own souls in good doing.

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