Psalm 125:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
For the scepter of the wicked will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to injustice.

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.

New King James Version
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
He won't let the wicked rule his people or lead them to do wrong.

Good News Translation
The wicked will not always rule over the land of the righteous; if they did, the righteous themselves might do evil.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord will not allow the rod of sinners to be upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should stretch forth their hands to 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.
Study Bible
The LORD Surrounds His People
2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forevermore. 3For the scepter of the wicked will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to injustice. 4Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to the upright in heart.…
Cross References
Acts 12:1
About that time, King Herod reached out to harm some who belonged to the church.

1 Samuel 24:10
Behold, this day you have seen with your own eyes that the LORD delivered you into my hand in the cave. I was told to kill you, but I spared you and said, 'I will not lift my hand against my lord, since he is the LORD's anointed.'

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure.

Psalm 55:20
My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.

Psalm 89:22
No enemy will exact tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.

Proverbs 22:8
He who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

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

Ezekiel 7:11
Their violence has grown into a rod to punish their wickedness. None of them will remain: none of their multitude, none of their wealth, and nothing of value.

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 soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

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

the wicked.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the scepter
שֵׁ֤בֶט (šê·ḇeṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of the wicked
הָרֶ֗שַׁע (hā·re·ša‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7562: Wickedness

will not
לֹ֪א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rest
יָנ֡וּחַ (yā·nū·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5117: To rest, settle down

upon
עַל֮ (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land allotted
גּוֹרַ֪ל (gō·w·ral)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

to the righteous,
הַֽצַּדִּ֫יקִ֥ים (haṣ·ṣad·dî·qîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

so that
לְמַ֡עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

the righteous
הַצַּדִּיקִ֨ים (haṣ·ṣad·dî·qîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

put forth
יִשְׁלְח֖וּ (yiš·lə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

their hands
יְדֵיהֶֽם׃ (yə·ḏê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

to injustice.
בְּעַוְלָ֬תָה (bə·‘aw·lā·ṯāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness
(3) Rod.--The imagery of this unusually long verse is peculiar. The "rod of the wicked," or "of wickedness," is the heathen sceptre, and the righteous are the Israelites who hold fast to the religion of their fathers. This sceptre now rests--a word expressing the presence of tyranny--upon the Holy Land; but this is not for a continuance. God will not suffer the tyranny to last, lest the righteous should be seduced or forced into connivance with practices which religion unites with patriotism to condemn.

Verse 3. - For the rod of the wicked; literally, the scepter of wickedness. Shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous. The possession, or inheritance, of the righteous, i.e. the land in which they dwell. This may fall for a time under the dominion of the wicked, but shall not "rest" - i.e. continue - under such dominion. Lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity; i.e. lest their patience be worn out, and they fall from grace. God will not try men beyond that they are able (1 Corinthians 10:13). 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.
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