Psalm 125:3
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New International Version
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.

New Living Translation
The wicked will not rule the land of the godly, for then the godly might be tempted to do wrong.

English Standard Version
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.

New American Standard Bible
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.

King James Bible
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not apply their hands to injustice.

International Standard Version
For evil's scepter will not rest on the land that has been allotted to the righteous, and so the righteous will not direct themselves to do wrong.

NET Bible
Indeed, the scepter of a wicked king will not settle upon the allotted land of the godly. Otherwise the godly might do what is wrong.

New Heart English Bible
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the scepter of evil will not rest on the portion of the righteous ones, neither will the righteous reach their hands into evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wicked ruler will not be allowed to govern the land set aside for righteous people. That is why righteous people do not use their power to do wrong.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous;
            That the righteous may not put forth their hands to do wrong.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous because the righteous shall not put forth their hands unto iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

American King James Version
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

American Standard Version
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

English Revised Version
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; that the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

World English Bible
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won't use their hands to do evil.

Young's Literal Translation
For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
125:1-3 All those minds shall be truly stayed, that are stayed on God. They shall be as Mount Zion, firm as it is; a mountain supported by providence, much more as a holy mountain supported by promise. They cannot be removed from confidence in God. They abide for ever in that grace which is the earnest of their everlasting continuance in glory. Committing themselves to God, they shall be safe from their enemies. Even mountains may moulder and come to nothing, and rocks be removed, but God's covenant with his people cannot be broken, nor his care of them cease. Their troubles shall last no longer than their strength will bear them up under them. The rod of the wicked may come, may fall upon the righteous, upon their persons, their estates, their liberties, their families names, on any thing that falls to their lot; only it cannot reach their souls. And though it may come upon their lot, it shall not rest thereon. The Lord will make all work together for their good. The wicked shall only prove a correcting rod, not a destroying sword; even this rod shall not remain upon them, lest they distrust the promise, thinking God has cast them off.
Study Bible
The Lord Surrounds His People
2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. 3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong. 4Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.…
Cross References
Acts 12:1
About that time, King Herod reached out to inflict harm on some who belonged to the church.

1 Samuel 24:10
"Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD'S anointed.'

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

Psalm 55:20
He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has violated his covenant.

Psalm 89:22
"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Proverbs 22:8
He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Isaiah 14:5
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers

Ezekiel 7:11
Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.
Treasury of Scripture

For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

the rod

Psalm 103:9,14 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever…

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

Isaiah 14:5,6 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers…

Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays …

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

the wicked. Heb. wickedness

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