Proverbs 20:22
Modern Translations
New International Version
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

New Living Translation
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

English Standard Version
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Berean Study Bible
Do not say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the LORD, and He will save you.

New American Standard Bible
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

NASB 1995
Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

NASB 1977
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Amplified Bible
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; Wait [expectantly] for the LORD, and He will rescue and save you.

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil! ” Wait on the LORD, and he will rescue you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the LORD, and He will rescue you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't try to get even. Trust the LORD, and he will help you.

Good News Translation
Don't take it on yourself to repay a wrong. Trust the LORD and he will make it right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not say, "I'll get even with you!" Wait for the LORD, and he will save you.

International Standard Version
Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.

NET Bible
Do not say, "I will pay back evil!" Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

New King James Version
Do not say, “I will recompense evil”; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

King James 2000 Bible
Say not, I will repay evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

New Heart English Bible
Do not say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the LORD, and he will save you.

World English Bible
Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

American King James Version
Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

American Standard Version
Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.

A Faithful Version
Do not say, "I will repay evil;" wait on the LORD, and He will save you.

Darby Bible Translation
Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.

English Revised Version
Say not thou, I will recompense evil: wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Say not thou, I wil recompense euill: but waite vpon the Lord, and he shall saue thee.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Say not thou, I wyll recompence euyll: but put thy trust in the Lorde, and he shall deliuer thee.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Saye not thou: I will recompence euell, but put yi trust in the LORDE, & he shal defende ye.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Do not say, “I repay evil,” "" Wait for YHWH, and He delivers you.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.

Smith's Literal Translation
Thou shalt not say, I will requite evil; wait for Jehovah, he will save to thee.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord and he will deliver thee.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Do not say, “I will repay evil.” Wait for the Lord, and he will free you.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Do not say, "I shall pay evil instead of good”, but wait for LORD JEHOVAH that he may save you.

Lamsa Bible
Do not say, I will recompense evil; but wait for the LORD that he may save you.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Say not thou: 'I will requite evil'; Wait for the LORD, and He will save thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Say not, I will avenge myself on my enemy; but wait on the Lord, that he may help thee.








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