Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 forsake wrath; fret not yourself -- "it tends only to evildoing.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become 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.

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 Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 16:32

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Ephesians 4:26

"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath,

Job 5:2

For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

Colossians 3:8

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

James 1:19-20

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

1 Samuel 25:21-23

Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him. He has returned me evil for good.

Job 18:4

You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

Psalm 31:22

As for me, I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before your eyes." Nevertheless you heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to you.

Psalm 73:15

If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

Psalm 116:11

I said in my haste, "All men are liars."

Jeremiah 20:14-15

Cursed is the day in which I was born: don't let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.

Jonah 4:1

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Jonah 4:9

God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?" He said, "I am right to be angry, even to death."

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 the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?"

James 3:14-18

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

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