Psalm 37:8

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

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Read Psalm 37:8 Using Other Translations

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.

What does Psalm 37:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 37:8

Cease from anger
Either at these wicked men who are so prosperous, or at God, who for the present suffers it; see ( Jonah 4:9 ) ( Proverbs 19:3 ) ;

and forsake wrath;
which is anger wrought up to a greater degree; and the rather to be shunned and avoided, as being very disagreeable to the character of a good man;

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil;
evil may be done by fretting at the prosperity of wicked men, or by imitating them, doing as they do, in hope of being prosperous as they are; from which the psalmist dissuades by reasons following.

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