New International Version
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil.
King James Bible
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Darby Bible Translation
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it [would be] only to do evil.
World English Bible
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don't fret, it leads only to evildoing.
Young's Literal Translation
Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.
Psalm 37:8 Parallel
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
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryNovember 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is, …
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April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
Christian Devotion to God's Will.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
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.
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