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Proverbs 20:22

    Proverbs 20:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not say, I will give punishment for evil: go on waiting for the Lord, and he will be your saviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.

    World English Bible

    Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Say not thou, I will recompense evil: wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

    Definitions for Proverbs 20:22

    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.
    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:22

    I will recompense evil - Wait on the Lord; judgment is his, and his judgments are sure. In the mean time pray for the conversion of your enemy.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:22

    God's awarding to everyone according to his works, is the true check to the spirit of vindictiveness (compare Romans 12:17, Romans 12:19). Note that man is not told to wait on the Lord in expectation of seeing vengeance on his enemies, but "He shall save thee." The difference of the two hopes, in their effect upon the man's character, is incalculable.