New International Version
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
King James Bible
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Darby Bible Translation
Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him that prospereth in his way, because of the man that bringeth mischievous devices to pass.
World English Bible
Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.
Young's Literal Translation
Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked devices.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Rest in the Lord - דום dom, "be silent, be dumb." Do not find fault with thy Maker; he does all things well for others, he will do all things well for thee.
And wait patiently for him - והתחולל לו vehithcholel lo, and set thyself to expect him; and be determined to expect, or wait for him. Such is the import of a verb in the hithpoel conjugation.
A heathen gives good advice on a similar subject: -
Nil ergo optabunt homines? Si consilium vis,
Permittes ipsis expendere Numinibus, quid
Conveniat nobis, rebusque sit utile nostris.
Nam pro jucundis aptissima quaeque dabunt Di.
Carior est illis homo, quam sibi.
Juv. Sat. 10:346.
"What then remains? Are we deprived of will?
Must we not wish, for fear of wishing ill?
Receive my counsel, and securely move;
Intrust thy pastime to the powers above.
Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant
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Rest in [heb.] be silent to
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in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases;
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
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