PSALM 37:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”

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Psalm 37:1 Translation & Meaning

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Fret תִּתְחַ֥ר To glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy Fret
not thyself אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not thyself
because of evildoers, בַּמְּרֵעִ֑ים Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally) because evildoers
neither אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing neither
be thou envious תְּ֝קַנֵּ֗א To be (causatively, make) zealous, i.e., (in a bad sense) jealous or envious envious
against the workers בְּעֹשֵׂ֥י To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application against workers
of iniquity. עַוְלָֽה׃ (moral) evil iniquity

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  • 1  Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

  • 2  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

  • 3  Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.



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