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- 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
What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance.
|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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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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