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

  • LadyA
    Seek the Lord and go upon all the earth and do good!
  • Lilian
    But the Meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of Peace. Amen Jehova Shalom the Prince of Peace thank you Jesus for giving us peace all the days of my life even in the middle of my store Jehova Jireh the Lord my provider praise you Jesus and worship you alone amen
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 37:14 THE WICKED HAVE DRAWN OUT THE SWORD AND HAVE BENT THEIR BOW TO CAST DOWN THE POOR AND THE NEEDY AND TO SLAY SUCH AS BE OF UPRIGHT CONVERSATION PSALM 50:23 WHOSO OFFERETH PRAISE GLORIFIETH ME AND TO HIM THAT ORDERETH HIS CONVERSATION ARIGHT WILL I SHOW THE SALVATION OF GOD
  • Carrie Davis
    Psalms is a favorite scripture I love to read, because my faith is God not man.
  • Irene123
    Heb. 13:5 - "be content with such things as ye have, for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." For Him to never leave or forsake us - we need to be 'His' in the first place. Acts 2:37-38. "what must we do"? and then Peter told them. Hebrews was written AFTER the church began - to already saved saints. Everything after Acts was to already saved saints in churches.
  • BSP
    Verse 27 urges us to turn away from evil and to do good. If we do this we can live forever.

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