Psalm 37:8
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New International Version
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.

New Living Translation
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper--it only leads to harm.

English Standard Version
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

New American Standard Bible
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

King James Bible
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rest from anger and rest from passion and do not envy the evildoer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let go of anger, and leave rage behind. Do not be preoccupied. It only leads to evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

New American Standard 1977
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
            Do not fret, it leads only to evildoing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way to do evil.

American King James Version
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil.

American Standard Version
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.

Darby Bible Translation
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it [would be] only to do evil.

English Revised Version
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.
Study Bible
Don’t Fret Because of Evildoers
7Rest 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. 8Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. 9For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.…
Cross References
Ephesians 4:31
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.

Colossians 3:8
But now you must put aside all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil.

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Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

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Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules …

Ephesians 4:26,31 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath…

James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

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Psalm 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

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Jeremiah 20:14,15 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my …

Jonah 4:1,9 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry…

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