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Psalms 37:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, [it tendeth] only to evil-doing.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; [it leads] only to evildoing.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself: it [would be] only to do evil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, Burn not with vexation—[it would be] only to do evil;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Desist from anger, and forsake fury, Fret not thyself only to do evil.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thy selfe in any wise to doe euill.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself so as to do evil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Cease 7503
{7503} Prime
A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively).
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
from anger, 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and forsake 5800
{5800} Prime
A primitive root; to loosen, that is, relinquish, permit, etc.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
wrath: 2534
{2534} Prime
From H3179; heat; figuratively anger, poison (from its fever).
fret y2734
[2734] Standard
A primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy.
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
not thyself x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
(2734) Complement
A primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy.
in any wise 389
{0389} Prime
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
to do evil. 7489
{7489} Prime
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.).
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:7-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:7-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 37:8

Fret not — Either against the sinner for his success; or against God. Do evil — If grief arise in thee, take care that it do not transport thee to sin.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 37:8

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: (g) fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

(g) Meaning, unless he moderates his affection, he will be led to do as they do.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Job 18:4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 16:32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
James 1:19-20 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: ... For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 3:14-18 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.


Psalms 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Psalms 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend [against] the generation of thy children.
Psalms 116:11 I said in my haste, All men [are] liars.
1 Samuel 25:21-23 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this [fellow] hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good. ... And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
Jeremiah 20:14-15 Cursed [be] the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed. ... Cursed [be] the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, [even] unto death.
Luke 9:54-55 And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? ... But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
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1S 25:21. Jb 5:2; 18:4. Ps 31:22; 73:15; 116:11. Pv 14:29; 16:32. Jr 20:14. Jna 4:1, 9. Lk 9:54. Ep 4:26, 31. Jm 1:19; 3:14.

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