New Living Translation
Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.
King James Bible
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.
World English Bible
Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.
Young's Literal Translation
Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.
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LibraryPloughing in Canaan.
In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
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But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back," says the LORD.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.
1 Peter 3:9
Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.
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