Psalm 125:3
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King James Version
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

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

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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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Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

the wicked: Heb. wickedness

Geneva Study Bible

For the {b} rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

(b) Though God permits his to be under the cross lest they embrace wickedness, yet this cross will not so rest on them, that it should drive them from hope.Psalm 125:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Letter ii (A. D. 1126) to the Monk Adam
To the Monk Adam [3] 1. If you remain yet in that spirit of charity which I either knew or believed to be with you formerly, you would certainly feel the condemnation with which charity must regard the scandal which you have given to the weak. For charity would not offend charity, nor scorn when it feels itself offended. For it cannot deny itself, nor be divided against itself. Its function is rather to draw together things divided; and it is far from dividing those that are joined. Now, if that
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Before the Sanhedrin
It was the cross, that instrument of shame and torture, which brought hope and salvation to the world. The disciples were but humble men, without wealth, and with no weapon but the word of God; yet in Christ's strength they went forth to tell the wonderful story of the manger and the cross, and to triumph over all opposition. Without earthly honor or recognition, they were heroes of faith. From their lips came words of divine eloquence that shook the world. In Jerusalem, where the deepest prejudice
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Calvin -- Enduring Persecution for Christ
John Calvin was born in 1509, at Noyon, France. He has been called the greatest of Protestant commentators and theologians, and the inspirer of the Puritan exodus. He often preached every day for weeks in succession. He possest two of the greatest elements in successful pulpit oratory, self-reliance and authority. It was said of him, as it was afterward said of Webster, that "every word weighed a pound." His style was simple, direct, and convincing. He made men think. His splendid contributions to
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume I

Cross References
Acts 12:1
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

1 Samuel 24:10
Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD'S anointed.

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Psalm 55:20
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

Psalm 89:22
The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Proverbs 22:8
He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Isaiah 14:5
The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

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