Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

Amplified


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

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.

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 resigned to Yahweh, yea wait with longing for him; Burn not with vexation at him who prospereth in his way, - at the man who doeth wickedness. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, Burn not with vexation - it would be only to do evil; 9 For, evil doers, shall be cut off, but, as for them who wait for Yahweh, they, shall inherit the earth.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:31

All bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and outcry, and profane speaking, let it be taken away from you, with all baseness;

Proverbs 14:29

One slow to anger, hath great understanding, but, the hasty in spirit, exalteth folly.

Proverbs 16:32

Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.

Ephesians 4:26

Be ye angry, and not committing sin, let not the sun be going down upon your angry mood,

Job 5:2

For, to the foolish man, death is caused by vexation, and, the simple one, is slain by jealousy.

Colossians 3:8

But, now, do, ye also, put them all away, - anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth:

James 1:19-20

Ye know, my brethren beloved, - but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

1 Samuel 25:21-23

Now, David, had said - Surely, in vain, did I guard all that pertained to this man in the wilderness, so that there was, nothing, missed of all that he had, - seeing he hath returned to me evil for good.

Job 18:4

One tearing in pieces his own soul in his anger, - For thy sake, shall the earth be forsaken? or the rock be moved out of its place?

Psalm 31:22

But, I, had said in mine alarm, I am cut off from before thine eyes, - But, indeed, thou didst hear the voice of my supplication, when I cried for help unto thee.

Psalm 73:15

If I had thought, I will relate it thus, Lo! the circle of thy sons, had I betrayed.

Psalm 116:11

I, said in mine alarm, All men, are false!

Jeremiah 20:14-15

Accursed, be the day on which I was born, - The day when my mother bare me, let it not be blessed!

Jonah 4:1

And it was vexing unto Jonah, with a great vexation, - and it angered him.

Jonah 4:9

Then said God unto Jonah, Art thou rightly angry over the gourd? And he said, I am rightly angry, unto death.

Luke 9:54-55

And the disciples James and John, seeing it, said - Lord! wilt thou, that we bid fire come down from heaven, and destroy them?

James 3:14-18

But, if, bitter jealousy, ye have, and rivalry, in your hearts; be not boasting and showing yourselves false against the truth!

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