Prayer of Jabez - Keep Me From Evil (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Jabez (Prayer of Jabez)

I Chronicles 4:10 "…keep me from evil that it may not grieve me."

  • What is the meaning of: "keep me from evil that it may not grieve me?"
    • The New International Version translates it this way: “…keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”
    • The New Revised Standard Version translates it: “…that you would keep me from hurt and harm!”
    • The New American Standard translates it “…that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!”
    • How would you paraphrase it?
  • What kind of evil or pain do we want God to keep us from?
  • Why would evil grieve you?
    • What is evil?
    • What does it mean to grieve?