Parallel Verses

Amplified


Cease from anger and abandon wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evil.

New American Standard Bible

Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

King James Version

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Holman Bible

Refrain from anger and give up your rage;
do not be agitated—it can only bring harm.

International Standard Version

Calm your anger and abandon wrath. Don't be angry it only leads to evil.

A Conservative Version

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Fret not thyself, [it tends] only to evil-doing.

American Standard Version

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

Bible in Basic English

Put an end to your wrath and be no longer bitter; do not give way to angry feeling which is a cause of sin.

Darby Translation

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it would be only to do evil.

Julia Smith Translation

Desist from anger and forsake wrath: thou shalt not be angry only to do evil

King James 2000

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Refrain from anger and forsake wrath. Do not fret; [it] only brings evil.

Modern King James verseion

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret yourself to do evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure; let not thy jealousy move thee also to do evil.

NET Bible

Do not be angry and frustrated! Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!

New Heart English Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret, it leads only to evildoing.

The Emphasized Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, Burn not with vexation - it would be only to do evil;

Webster

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

World English Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.

Youngs Literal Translation

Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 37:8

Images Psalm 37:8

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

7
Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him;
Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
8 
Cease from anger and abandon wrath;
Do not fret; it leads only to evil.
9
For those who do evil will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].

Proverbs 14:29


He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control],
But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see].

Proverbs 16:32


He who is slow to anger is better and more honorable than the mighty [soldier],
And he who rules and controls his own spirit, than he who captures a city.

Ephesians 4:26

Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down.

Job 5:2


“For anger slays the foolish man,
And jealousy kills the simple (naive).

Colossians 3:8

But now rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene (abusive, filthy, vulgar) language from your mouth.

James 1:19-20

Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving];

1 Samuel 25:21-23

Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have protected and guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missing of all that belonged to him; and he has repaid me evil for good.

Job 18:4


“You who tear yourself apart in anger,
Is the earth to be abandoned for your sake,
Or the rock to be moved out of its place?

Psalm 31:22


As for me, I said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from Your eyes.”
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications (specific requests)
When I cried to You [for help].

Psalm 73:15


If I had said, “I will say this,” [and expressed my feelings],
I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

Psalm 116:11


I said in my alarm,
“All men are liars.”

Jeremiah 20:14-15


Cursed be the day on which I was born;
Do not bless the day on which my mother gave birth to me!

Jonah 4:1

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry.

Jonah 4:9

Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about [the loss of] the plant?” And he said, “I have a [very] good reason to be angry, angry enough to die!”

Luke 9:54-55

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them?”

James 3:14-18

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth.

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