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.
Darby Bible Translation
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it would be only 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Cease from anger - That is, in reference to the fact that there are wicked people, and that they are permitted to carry out their plans. Do not allow your mind to be excited with envious, fretful, wrathful, or murmuring feelings against God because he bears patiently with them, and because they are allowed a temporary prosperity and triumph. Be calm, whatever may be the wickedness of the world. The supreme direction belongs to God, and he will dispose of it in the best way.
And forsake wrath - That is, as above, in regard to the existence of evil, and to the conduct of wicked men.
Fret not thyself in any wise - See Psalm 37:1. Let the mind be entirely calm and composed.
To do evil - So as to lead you to do evil. Do not allow your mind to become so excited that you will indulge in harsh or malignant remarks; or so as to lead you to do wrong to any man, however wicked he may be. See always that you are right, whatever others may be, and do not allow their conduct to be the means of leading you into sin in any form. Look to your own character and conduct first.
LibraryApril 19. "Rest in the Lord and Wait Patiently for Him" (Ps. xxxvii. 7).
"Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him" (Ps. xxxvii. 7). It is a very suggestive thought that it is in the Gospel of Mark, which is the Gospel of service, we hear the Master saying to His disciples, "Come ye apart into a desert place, and rest awhile." God wants rested workers. There is an energy that may be tireless and ceaseless, and yet still as the ocean's depth, with the peace of God, which passes all understanding. The two deepest secrets of rest are, first, to be in harmony with the …
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Grace and Holiness.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
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.
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