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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest vpon the lot of the righteous: lest the righteous put forth their hands vnto iniquitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
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 American Standard Version (1995)
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For the rod of sinners will not be resting on the heritage of the upright; so that the upright may not put out their hands to evil.
- Basic English Bible
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
- Darby Bible
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible
For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.
- Youngs Literal Bible
For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; that the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
125:3 The rod - Their power and authority. Not rest - Not continue long. The lot - Upon the habitations and persons of good men. Lest - Lest they should be driven to indirect courses to relieve themselves.
MockingBird's comment on 2014-04-15 09:42:56:
I do not know to much about this verse To my understanding the punishment of the wicked will not come on the righteous God has separated us from the wicked. Now if the righteous put forth their hand unto wickedness then I should think that we are putting our hands unto iniquity. And also if the rod of the wicked is put upon me that it would cause me to put forth my hand unto iniquity. Only what I think God is saying. Holy Spirit will open my heart to know exactly what is being said here . It is probably so simple
Gilbert Charley's comment on 2013-09-08 18:48:26:
It simply means that the oppression of the wicked must be destroyed so that the righteous' faith in God can remain strong and intact.
Prophet Dr. Robert Murray's comment on 2013-05-15 14:39:06:
This is a awesome verse, and this is the confirmation to God's word about it. Read Isa. 55:11. be bless.
Hosea Semenge's comment on 2013-01-18 23:13:57:
Simplistically, it says:"God defense (favour) is always around those who fear Him and He secures their possession against the plans of the wicked, so that the righteous should have confidence in Him.
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