Psalm 37:7
New International Version
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

New Living Translation
Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

English Standard Version
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Berean Study Bible
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men prosper in their ways, when they carry out wicked schemes.

King James Bible
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

New King James Version
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 brings wicked schemes to pass.

New American Standard Bible
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not get upset because of one who is successful in his way, Because of the person who carries out wicked schemes.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
Be still before the LORD; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him; Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Christian Standard Bible
Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the person who carries out evil plans.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.

American Standard Version
Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Submit thyself to the Lord, and supplicate him: fret not thyself because of him that prospers in his way, at the man that does unlawful deeds.

Contemporary English Version
Be patient and trust the LORD. Don't let it bother you when all goes well for those who do sinful things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be subject to the Lord and pray to him Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.

English Revised Version
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Good News Translation
Be patient and wait for the LORD to act; don't be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Surrender yourself to the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not be preoccupied with [an evildoer]who succeeds in his way when he carries out his schemes.

International Standard Version
Be silent in the LORD's presence and wait patiently for him. Don't be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Resign thyself unto the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Literal Standard Version
Be silent for YHWH, and stay yourself for Him, "" Do not fret because of him "" Who is making his way prosperous, "" Because of a man doing wicked schemes.

NET Bible
Wait patiently for the LORD! Wait confidently for him! Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes!

New Heart English Bible
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 makes wicked plots happen.

World English Bible
Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.

Young's Literal Translation
Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked devices.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
6He will bring forth your righteousness like the dawn, your justice like the noonday sun. 7Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men prosper in their ways, when they carry out wicked schemes. 8Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret—it can only bring harm.…

Cross References
Psalm 26:10
in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.

Psalm 37:1
Do not fret over doers of evil; do not envy those who do wrong.

Psalm 37:8
Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret--it can only bring harm.

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 49:16
Do not be amazed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases.

Psalm 62:5
Rest in God alone, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him.

Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet about Your judgments I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Lamentations 3:26
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Rest in [heb.

Psalm 62:1
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

Joshua 10:12
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

Jonah 1:11
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.

wait

Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 40:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Proverbs 20:22
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

fret

Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Psalm 73:3-14
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

the man

Job 21:7
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Isaiah 10:13,14
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: …









(7) Rest . . .--Better, Hush! Be still! See margin. The good man, seeing merit unrewarded and wickedness, on the other hand, constantly successful, is tempted to repine. For a later echo of the poet's thought, irradiated by Christian hope, we may recur to Coleridge's well-known "Complaint" and its "reproof."

Verse 7. - Rest in the Lord; literally, be silent; i.e. do not murmur; make no complaint; be silently acquiescent and resigned. And wait patiently for him. Be content to await his time, which is sure to be the right time. Meanwhile possess your soul in patience. Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way (comp. ver. 1, of which this brings out the sense). It is when the ungodly prosper that the righteous are apt to repine. Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. It is the success of the ungodly in their wicked plots and schemes which especially vexes the righteous (see Job 9:24; Job 12:6; Job 21:7-9: 24:2-12; Psalm 72:5-12, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Be still
דּ֤וֹם ׀ (dō·wm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

before the LORD
לַיהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and wait patiently
וְהִתְח֪וֹלֵ֫ל (wə·hiṯ·ḥō·w·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

for Him;
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

fret
תִּ֭תְחַר (tiṯ·ḥar)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

when men prosper
בְּמַצְלִ֣יחַ (bə·maṣ·lî·aḥ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6743: To push forward

in their ways,
דַּרְכּ֑וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

[when they]
בְּ֝אִ֗ישׁ (bə·’îš)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

carry out
עֹשֶׂ֥ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

wicked schemes.
מְזִמּֽוֹת׃ (mə·zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4209: A plan, evil, sometimes good


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