Proverbs 20:22
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New International Version
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

New Living Translation
Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

English Standard Version
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

New American Standard Bible
Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

King James Bible
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not say, “I shall pay evil instead of good”, but wait for Lord Jehovah that he may save you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not say, "I'll get even with you!" Wait for the LORD, and he will save you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Say not thou: 'I will requite evil'; Wait for the LORD, and He will save thee.

New American Standard 1977
Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
            Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Say not thou, I will take vengeance, but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Say not, I will repay evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

American King James Version
Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

American Standard Version
Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord and he will deliver thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.

English Revised Version
Say not thou, I will recompense evil: wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
21An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. 22Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. 23Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:39
But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also;

Romans 12:17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Romans 12:19
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written: "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord."

1 Thessalonians 5:15
Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.

1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 24:29
Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
Treasury of Scripture

Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

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Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me: I will render …

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in …

Romans 12:17-19 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that …

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

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2 Samuel 6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD has blessed the house …

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit …

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he …

1 Peter 4:19 Why let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the …

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