Friday, January 20, 2023

On FRETTING not

 Psalm 37:1-2

King James Version

37 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.


What does it mean to "fret not" about evildoers?

What happens to these evildoers?

These Bible versions explain:


Psalm 37:1-2

Amplified Bible

Security of Those Who Trust in the Lord, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

A Psalm of David.

37 [a]Do not worry because of evildoers,

Nor be envious toward wrongdoers;

2  For they will wither quickly like the grass,

And fade like the green herb.


Psalm 37:1-2

Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 37

Instruction in Wisdom

Of David.

1 Do not be agitated by evildoers;

do not envy those who do wrong.

2 For they wither quickly like grass

and wilt like tender green plants.


Psalm 37:1-2

Complete Jewish Bible

37 (0) By David:

(1) Don’t be upset by evildoers

or envious of those who do wrong,

2 for soon they will wither like grass

and fade like the green in the fields.


Psalm 37:1-2

Contemporary English Version

(By David.)

Trust the Lord

1 Don't be annoyed by anyone

who does wrong,

    and don't envy them.

2 They will soon disappear

    like grass without rain.


Psalm 37:1-2

Easy-to-Read Version

[a] A song of David.

37 Don’t get upset about evil people.

    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.

2 They are like grass and other green plants

    that dry up quickly and then die.


Psalm 37:1-2

Expanded Bible

God Will Reward Fairly

Of David.

37 Don’t be ·upset [worried; angry] because of evil people.

    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong [Prov. 24:1, 19],

2 because like the grass, they will ·soon [quickly] ·dry up [wither].

    Like green plants, they will soon ·die [fade] away.


Psalm 37:1-2

GOD’S WORD Translation

By David.

37 Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.

Do not envy those who do wicked things.

2 They will quickly dry up like grass

and wither away like green plants.


Psalm 37:1-2

Good News Translation

The Destiny of the Wicked and of the Good[a]

37 Don't be worried on account of the wicked;

    don't be jealous of those who do wrong.

2 They will soon disappear like grass that dries up;

    they will die like plants that wither.


Psalm 37:1-2

International Children’s Bible

God Will Reward Fairly

Of David.

37 Don’t be upset because of evil people.

    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.

2 Like the grass, they will soon dry up.

    Like green plants, they will soon die away.


Psalm 37:1-2

International Standard Version

Davidic[a]

Patiently Trust in God

37 Don’t be angry because of those who do evil,

    do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity.

2 Indeed, they soon will wither like grass,

    and like green herbs they will fade away.


Psalm 37:1-2

Jubilee Bible 2000

A Psalm of David.

Aleph

1 ¶ Do not be angry with the evildoers, neither be thou envious of the workers of iniquity.

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


Psalm 37:1-2

The Message

37 1-2 Don’t bother your head with braggarts

    or wish you could succeed like the wicked.

In no time they’ll shrivel like grass clippings

    and wilt like cut flowers in the sun.


Psalm 37:1-2

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

Psalm 37[a]

The Fate of Sinners and the Reward of the Just

1 Of David.

Aleph

Do not be provoked by evildoers;

    do not envy those who do wrong.

2 Like grass they wither quickly;

    like green plants they wilt away.


Psalm 37:1-2

New American Standard Bible

Security of Those Who Trust in the Lord, and Insecurity of the Wicked.

A Psalm of David.

37 Do not get upset because of evildoers,

Do not be envious of wrongdoers.

2 For they will wither quickly like the grass,

And decay like the green plants.


Psalm 37:1-2

New Catholic Bible

Psalm 37[a]

Fate of the Wicked and Reward of the Righteous

1 Of David.

Do not fume because of evildoers

    or envy those who do wrong.

2 They will wither quickly like the grass

    and fade away like the green herb.


Psalm 37:1-2

New Life Version

A Safe Place for Those Who Trust in the Lord

37 Do not trouble yourself because of sinful men. Do not want to be like those who do wrong. 2 For they will soon dry up like the grass. Like the green plant they will soon die.


Psalm 37:1-2

New Living Translation

Psalm 37[a]

A psalm of David.

1 Don’t worry about the wicked

    or envy those who do wrong.

2 For like grass, they soon fade away.

    Like spring flowers, they soon wither.


Psalm 37:1-2

Wycliffe Bible

37 To David. [The psalm of David.] Do not thou follow wicked men; neither love thou men doing wickedness. (The song of David. Do not thou follow the wicked; nor love thou those who do wickedly.)

2 For they shall wax dry swiftly as hay; and they shall fall down soon as the worts of herbs. (For they shall quickly grow dry like the hay, or the grass; and soon they shall fall down like the best herbs, or the plants.)


In SUMMARY, "fret not" means:

Do not worry

Do not be agitated

Don't be upset

Don't be annoyed

Don't get upset

Don’t be ·upset [worried; angry] 

Do not be preoccupied

Don't be worried

Do not be angry

Don't bother your head

Do not be provoked

Do not get upset

Do not fume

Do not trouble yourself

Don't worry

Do not thou follow


To give you more comfort in these end times, and as companion verses to the one featured above, Scripture reveals believers' victory -- THROUGH JESUS:

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


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