Psalms 37:8

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thy selfe in any wise to doe euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; {it leads} only to evildoing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, `it tendeth' only to evil-doing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put an end to your wrath and be no longer bitter; do not give way to angry feeling which is a cause of sin.
- Basic English Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it [would be] only to do evil.
- Darby Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
- Webster's Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.
- World English Bible

Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:8


37:8 Fret not - Either against the sinner for his success; or against God. Do evil - If grief arise in thee, take care that it do not transport thee to sin.


Discussion for Psalms 37

  • JEAN GOODEN
    THIS CHAPTER CALMS MY SPIRIT AND SOUL. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A GREAT MISSIONARY AND SHE ENCOURAGED ALL OF US TO READ THE BIBLE AND ATTEND CHURCH.WHENEVER WE ARE GOING THRU A SITUATION MY FAMILY READS 37 PSALMS TO ENCOURAGE OURSELVES.IT WORKS.
  • Librarygal143
    I will gladly follow God, and obey Him. Despite going through so much, I feel that He has blessed my life with so much good to get through it all.
  • Eric
    Sometimes it's hard to understand how God views any of us as good men. He looks within to the heart and sees things in us we don't see as easily if at all. Personally I feel like a wretched slime ball unworthy of God's attention let alone his love and guidance in my life. But time and time again faithfully, he proves everlasting. He is always and I mean always he is there. Not with a cruel harsh hand either. It's always with supreme love and kindness. I don't know how close anybody else is to God but I feel really close to him. It's not because of my good works either because I have much sin and shame and error. It's only because of his timeless loving mercy and grace I suppose, not really sure how anybody or any God can be so perfect but mine is. Ours is.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We must remember that “a little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
  • Blessed be the Lord so high.
  • King1Sconie
    To delight oneself into the Lord of Lord's King of King's Christ Jesus The MOST High is to submit TOTALLY under The Governorship Of God'HolySpirit seek 1st The Kingdom of God HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things shall be added unto thee.. But you MUST 1st SEEK! The Kingdom of God HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ...

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