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

  • 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.
  • Lisa
    God will fight your every battle long as you seek the kingdom of God first, and know matter what your enemies do God will fight. GOD will put you through testing period as well and if you past the first you will go to the next test and their different level in God. people make sure read his word it's meat and hope in the word of God.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 140:8 grant not O LORD the desires of the wicked further not his device lest they exalt themselves selah119:155 SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY SEEK NOT THY STATUTES psalm 119:24 thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors 119:174 I HAVE LONGED FOR THY SALVATION O LORD AND THY LAW IS MY DELIGHT
  • K.Samuel Kumar
    I understood each and every word of your comment.The same was lord speaking in my heart whenever I meditate PS 37.4.

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