For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
The rod — Their power and authority.
Not rest — Not continue long.
The lot — Upon the habitations and persons of good men.
Lest — Lest they should be driven to indirect courses to relieve themselves.
 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
Lead them — Unto sinful courses.
Israel — Upon the true Israel of God.