Compare Translations for Psalm 125:3

Psalm 125:3 ASV
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; That the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 BBE
For the rod of sinners will not be resting on the heritage of the upright; so that the upright may not put out their hands to evil.
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Psalm 125:3 CEB
The wicked rod won't remain in the land given to the righteous so that they don't use their hands to do anything wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 CJB
For the scepter of wickedness will not rule the inheritance of the righteous, so that the righteous will not themselves turn their hands to evil.
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Psalm 125:3 RHE
(124-3) For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 ESV
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 GW
A wicked ruler will not be allowed to govern the land set aside for righteous people. That is why righteous people do not use their power to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 GNT
The wicked will not always rule over the land of the righteous; if they did, the righteous themselves might do evil.
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Psalm 125:3 HNV
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; So that the righteous won't put forth their hands to iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 CSB
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not apply their hands to injustice.
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Psalm 125:3 KJV
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 LEB
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the {land} of the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wickedness.
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Psalm 125:3 NAS
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 NCV
The wicked will not rule over those who do right. If they did, the people who do right might use their power to do evil.
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Psalm 125:3 NIRV
Evil people will not always rule the land the LORD gave to those who do right. If they did, those who do right might do what is evil.
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Psalm 125:3 NIV
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
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Psalm 125:3 NKJV
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 NLT
The wicked will not rule the godly, for then the godly might be forced to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 NRS
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous might not stretch out their hands to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 RSV
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous put forth their hands to do wrong.
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Psalm 125:3 DBY
For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 MSG
The fist of the wicked will never violate What is due the righteous, provoking wrongful violence.
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Psalm 125:3 WBT
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 TMB
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the allotment of the righteous, lest the righteous put forth their hands to do iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 TNIV
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
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Psalm 125:3 WEB
For the scepter of wickedness won't remain over the allotment of the righteous; So that the righteous won't put forth their hands to iniquity.
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Psalm 125:3 WYC
For the Lord shall not leave the rod of sinners on the part of just men; that just men hold not forth their hands to wickedness. (For the rod of the sinners shall not remain over the land of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to wickedness.)
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Psalm 125:3 YLT
For the rod of wickedness resteth not On the lot of the righteous, That the righteous put not forth on iniquity their hands.
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Psalms 125 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 125

The security of the righteous. (1-3) Prayer for them, The ruin of the wicked. (4,5)

Verses 1-3 All those minds shall be truly stayed, that are stayed on God. They shall be as Mount Zion, firm as it is; a mountain supported by providence, much more as a holy mountain supported by promise. They cannot be removed from confidence in God. They abide for ever in that grace which is the earnest of their everlasting continuance in glory. Committing themselves to God, they shall be safe from their enemies. Even mountains may moulder and come to nothing, and rocks be removed, but God's covenant with his people cannot be broken, nor his care of them cease. Their troubles shall last no longer than their strength will bear them up under them. The rod of the wicked may come, may fall upon the righteous, upon their persons, their estates, their liberties, their families names, on any thing that falls to their lot; only it cannot reach their souls. And though it may come upon their lot, it shall not rest thereon. The Lord will make all work together for their good. The wicked shall only prove a correcting rod, not a destroying sword; even this rod shall not remain upon them, lest they distrust the promise, thinking God has cast them off.

Verses 4-5 God's promises should quicken our prayers. The way of holiness is straight; there are no windings or shiftings in it. But the ways of sinners are crooked. They shift from one purpose to another, and turn hither and thither to deceive; but disappointment and misery shall befal them. Those who cleave to the ways of God, though they may have trouble in their way, their end shall be peace. The pleading of their Saviour for them, secures to them the upholding power and preserving grace of their God. Lord, number us with them, in time, and to eternity.

Psalms 125 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 125

Psalms 125:1-5 . God honors the confidence of His people, by protection and deliverance, and leaves hypocrites to the doom of the wicked.

1, 2. Mount Zion--as an emblem of permanence, and locality of Jerusalem as one of security, represent the firm and protected condition of God's people (compare Psalms 46:5 ), supported not only by Providence, but by covenant promise. Even the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but God's kindness shall not depart, nor His covenant of peace be removed ( Isaiah 54:10 ).
They that trust--are "His people," ( Psalms 125:2 ).

3. Though God may leave them for a time under the "rod," or power ( Psalms 2:9 ), and oppression of the wicked for a time, as a chastisement, He will not suffer them to be tempted so as to fall into sin ( 1 Corinthians 10:13 ). The wicked shall only prove a correcting rod to them, not a destroying sword; even this rod shall not remain ("rest") on them, lest they be tempted to despair and apostasy ( Psalms 73:13 Psalms 73:14 ). God may even try His people to the uttermost: when nothing is before our eyes but pure despair, then He delivers us and gives life in death, and makes us blessed in the curse ( 2 Corinthians 1:8 2 Corinthians 1:9 ) [LUTHER].
the lot--the possession, literally, "Canaan," spiritually, the heavenly inheritance of holiness and bliss which is appointed to the righteous. Sin's dominion shall not permanently come between the believer and his inheritance.

4. (Compare Psalms 7:10 , 84:11 ).

5. Those who turn aside (under temptation) permanently show that they are hypocrites, and their lot or portion shall be with the wicked ( Psalms 28:3 ).
crooked ways--(Compare Deuteronomy 9:16 , Malachi 2:8 Malachi 2:9 ).
their--is emphatic; the "crooked ways" proceed from their own hearts. The true Israel is here distinguished from the false. Scripture everywhere opposes the Jewish delusion that mere outward descent would save ( Romans 2:28 Romans 2:29 , Romans 9:6 Romans 9:7 , Galatians 6:16 ). The byways of sin from the way of life.