Psalm 37:1
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New International Version
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;

New Living Translation
A psalm of David. Don't worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.

English Standard Version
Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Davidic. Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong.

International Standard Version
Don't be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity.

NET Bible
By David. Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not emulate the wicked neither envy the workers of evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By David.] Do not be preoccupied with evildoers. Do not envy those who do wicked things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of David. Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

New American Standard 1977
Do not fret because of evildoers,
            Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Aleph Do not be angry with the evildoers, neither be thou envious of the workers of iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious of the workers of iniquity.

American King James Version
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

American Standard Version
Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David himself. Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
{[A Psalm] of David.} Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, and be not envious of them that work unrighteousness;

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

World English Bible
Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
By David. Do not fret because of evil doers, Be not envious against doers of iniquity,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:1-6 When we look abroad we see the world full of evil-doers, that flourish and live in ease. So it was seen of old, therefore let us not marvel at the matter. We are tempted to fret at this, to think them the only happy people, and so we are prone to do like them: but this we are warned against. Outward prosperity is fading. When we look forward, with an eye of faith, we shall see no reason to envy the wicked. Their weeping and wailing will be everlasting. The life of religion is a believing trust in the Lord, and diligent care to serve him according to his will. It is not trusting God, but tempting him, if we do not make conscience of our duty to him. A man's life consists not in abundance, but, Thou shalt have food convenient for thee. This is more than we deserve, and it is enough for one that is going to heaven. To delight in God is as much a privilege as a duty. He has not promised to gratify the appetites of the body, and the humours of the fancy, but the desires of the renewed, sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man? It is this, to know, and love, and serve God. Commit thy way unto the Lord; roll thy way upon the Lord, so the margin reads it. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, the burden of thy care. We must roll it off ourselves, not afflict and perplex ourselves with thoughts about future events, but refer them to God. By prayer spread thy case and all thy cares before the Lord, and trust in him. We must do our duty, and then leave the event with God. The promise is very sweet: He shall bring that to pass, whatever it is, which thou has committed to him.
Study Bible
Don’t Fret Because of Evildoers
1A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. 2For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 73:3
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Proverbs 3:31
Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.

Proverbs 23:17
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Proverbs 24:1
Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

Proverbs 24:19
Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;
Treasury of Scripture

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

(Title.) This is the third alphabetical Psalm. It seems to have been intended as an instructive and consoling ode for the captives in Babylon, who might feel themselves severely tempted when they saw those idolaters in prosperity, and themselves in adversity.

Fret

Psalm 37:1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against …

1 Samuel 1:6-8 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because …

Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

Proverbs 24:1,19 Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them…

neither

Psalm 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Proverbs 3:31 Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 23:17 Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD …

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the …

James 4:5,6 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

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