Psalms 125:3

“For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 125:3


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.


Discussion for Psalms 125

  • Bello Samuel
    Trusting God alone is our gateway to have all our needs met.
  • Saviour ebong for verse 3
    This means Satanic decrees shall not prosper as long as the righteous ones are concerned
  • Rashid Kiige
    being sorrounded by GOD is like a york or the inner parts of an egg sorrounded by the shell, in case you what to scoop or destroy any thing from the egg, you must either for good or for bad destroy the shell first, if you fail by any means, then you will not get anything out. so this gives assurance and gurantee of safty for the believers who are sorrounded by GOD... Praise HIM So Much!
  • Lilian
    When the Holy Spirit is with us every moment of our life God will chased us with his favor, goodness and mercy will always follow us. For God is love and he is faithful to his words. We must abide ourselves into God and abide his words into us. God will give us life in abundance. Thanks be to God for his love endureth forever in us. Amen
  • Verse 5 says, " As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways.... " Being a Christian is not a luxury cruise. Remember God chastens those He loves Heb 12 He prunes those who bear fruit John 15:2 and He purifies us in the fire to purge us from sin 1Peter 1:7 . Consider Christ who was beaten with rods, yet He endured for our sake..........
  • Blessed
    righteous is different then unrighteous the hand of the righteous is not put forth to iniquity