Psalm 125:3 {124:3}
Good News Translation
The wicked will not always rule over the land of the righteous; if they did, the righteous themselves might do evil.

Contemporary English Version
He won't let the wicked rule his people or lead them to do wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

the rod

Psalm 103:9,14 He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever. . . .

Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.

Isaiah 10:5 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

Isaiah 14:5,6 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers, . . .

Isaiah 27:8 In measure against measure, when it shall be cast off, thou shalt judge it. He hath meditated with his severe spirit in the day of heat.

1 Corinthians 10:13 Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life.

the wicked.

Context
The LORD Surrounds His People
2In Jerusalem. Mountains are round about it: so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth now and for ever. 3For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.4Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.…
Cross References
Acts 12:1
And at the same time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict some of the church.

1 Samuel 24:10
Behold this day thy eyes have seen, that the Lord hath delivered thee into my hand, in the cave, and I had a thought to kill thee, but my eye hath spared thee. For I said: I will not put out my hand against my lord, because he is the Lord's anointed.

Psalm 16:5
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.

Psalm 55:20
He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant,

Psalm 89:22
The enemy shall have no advantage over him: nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him.

Proverbs 22:8
He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.

Isaiah 14:5
The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers,

Ezekiel 7:11
Iniquity is risen up into a rod of impiety: nothing of them shall remain, nor of their people, nor of the noise of them: and there shall be no rest among them.

Additional Translations
For the scepter of the wicked will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to injustice.For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

For the Lord will not allow the rod of sinners to be upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; that the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.

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

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.

For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.
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