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

  • Bud
    Ervin Cody; Don't give up, but put your heart into your prays and wait on the LORD. It sounds like you want thing in your own time but you have to wait until the LORD is ready to answer your prayers. The LORD answers in HIS own time frame. I will also say a prayer for you. Brothers in JESUS CHRIST, take care and wait patiently (PSALM 40;1)
  • Irene123
    To E. Cody (Ps. 125) - Not knowing your problem, nor do I want to know; God knows and that's all that's needed. He hears your prayers Cody, but He answers UNSELFISH prayers. If you are not saved you need to pray for enlightenment on that: what does He require for our salvation - and it's clearly stated in His word - Acts 2:37-38. Jn. 9: 31 - if any man ... WORSHIPS God ... God bless you
  • Ervin Cody
    I pray in pray but seems like things just not doing good for me my faith is going down im like given up
  • Allan Winchester
    Ask God to protect you. And cast away the ones who try to harm ones who believe in Him.
  • Stan
    If you trust in Jesus to save you , then you will live forever, just as God's kingdom (mount Zion) will last forever. Then He will surround you with a force field of protection and keep you safe all of your life and throughout eternity. And He won't even allow the wicked to punish you for things you do wrong, because his love and forgiveness will over rule the condemnation of the evil one. Amen
  • Bello Samuel
    Trusting God alone is our gateway to have all our needs met.