Proverbs 20:22
Good News Translation
Don't take it on yourself to repay a wrong. Trust the LORD and he will make it right.

Contemporary English Version
Don't try to get even. Trust the LORD, and he will help you.

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

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Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord, and he will deliver thee.

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Proverbs 17:13 He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 24:29 Say not: I will do to him as he hath done to me: I will render to every one according to his work.

Deuteronomy 32:35 Revenge is mine, and I will repay them in due time, that their foot may slide: the day of destruction is at hand, and the time makes haste to come.

Romans 12:17-19 To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

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2 Samuel 6:12 And it was told king David, that the Lord had blessed Obededom, and all that he had, because of the ark of God. So David went, and brought away the ark of God out of the house of Obededom into the city of David with joy. And there were with David seven choirs, and calves for victims.

Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Psalm 37:34 Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly.

1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commend their souls in good deeds to the faithful Creator.

Context
Wine is a Mocker
21The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing. 22Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord, and he will deliver thee.23Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord: a deceitful balance is not good.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:39
But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other:

Romans 12:17
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.

Romans 12:19
Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.

1 Peter 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Psalm 27:14
Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Proverbs 20:21
The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.

Proverbs 24:29
Say not: I will do to him as he hath done to me: I will render to every one according to his work.

Additional Translations
Do not say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the LORD, and He will deliver you.Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

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

Say not, I will avenge myself on my enemy; but wait on the Lord, that he may help thee.

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

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

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

Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.
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