Compare Translations for Psalm 35:13

Psalm 35:13 ASV
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 BBE
But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.
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Psalm 35:13 CEB
But when they were sick, I wore clothes for grieving, and I kept a strict fast. When my prayer came back unanswered,
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Psalm 35:13 CJB
But I, when they were ill, wore sackcloth; I put myself out and fasted; I can pray that what I prayed for them might also happen to me.
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Psalm 35:13 RHE
(34-13) But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 ESV
But I, when they were sick-- I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.
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Psalm 35:13 GW
But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth. I humbled myself with fasting. When my prayer returned unanswered,
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Psalm 35:13 GNT
But when they were sick, I dressed in mourning; I deprived myself of food; I prayed with my head bowed low,
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Psalm 35:13 HNV
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 CSB
Yet when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, and my prayer was genuine.
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Psalm 35:13 KJV
But as for me, when they were sick , my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 LEB
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.
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Psalm 35:13 NAS
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 NCV
Yet when they were sick, I put on clothes of sadness and showed my sorrow by going without food. But my prayers were not answered.
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Psalm 35:13 NIRV
But when they were sick, I put on black clothes. I made myself low by going without food. My prayers for them weren't always answered.
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Psalm 35:13 NIV
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
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Psalm 35:13 NKJV
But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart.
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Psalm 35:13 NLT
Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I even fasted and prayed for them, but my prayers returned unanswered.
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Psalm 35:13 NRS
But as for me, when they were sick, I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed on my bosom,
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Psalm 35:13 RSV
But I, when they were sick--I wore sackcloth, I afflicted myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed on my bosom,
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Psalm 35:13 DBY
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
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Psalm 35:13 MSG
When they were sick, I dressed in black; instead of eating, I prayed.
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Psalm 35:13 WBT
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 TMB
But as for me, when they were sick my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned unto mine own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 TNIV
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
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Psalm 35:13 WEB
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
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Psalm 35:13 WYC
But when they were dis-easeful to me; I was clothed in an hair-shirt. I meeked my soul in fasting; and my prayer shall be turned (again) into my bosom. (But yet when they were sick; I was clothed in a hair-shirt. I humbled myself with fasting; and I prayed to the Lord for them.)
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Psalm 35:13 YLT
And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
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Psalms 35 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 35

David prays for safety. (1-10) He complains of his enemies. (11-16) And calls upon God to support him. (17-28)

Verses 1-10 It is no new thing for the most righteous men, and the most righteous cause, to meet with enemies. This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. David in his afflictions, Christ in his sufferings, the church under persecution, and the Christian in the hour temptation, all beseech the Almighty to appear in their behalf, and to vindicate their cause. We are apt to justify uneasiness at the injuries men do us, by our never having given them cause to use us so ill; but this should make us easy, for then we may the more expect that God will plead our cause. David prayed to God to manifest himself in his trial. Let me have inward comfort under all outward troubles, to support my soul. If God, by his Spirit, witness to our spirits that he is our salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. If God is our Friend, no matter who is our enemy. By the Spirit of prophecy, David foretells the just judgments of God that would come upon his enemies for their great wickedness. These are predictions, they look forward, and show the doom of the enemies of Christ and his kingdom. We must not desire or pray for the ruin of any enemies, except our lusts and the evil spirits that would compass our destruction. A traveller benighted in a bad road, is an expressive emblem of a sinner walking in the slippery and dangerous ways of temptation. But David having committed his cause to God, did not doubt of his own deliverance. The bones are the strongest parts of the body. The psalmist here proposes to serve and glorify God with all his strength. If such language may be applied to outward salvation, how much more will it apply to heavenly things in Christ Jesus!

Verses 11-16 Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. Herein he was a type of Christ. David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. Let us learn to possess our souls in patience and meekness like David, or rather after Christ's example.

Verses 17-28 Though the people of God are, and study to be, quiet, yet it has been common for their enemies to devise deceitful matters against them. David prays, My soul is in danger, Lord, rescue it; it belongs to thee the Father of spirits, therefore claim thine own; it is thine, save it! Lord, be not far from me, as if I were a stranger. He who exalted the once suffering Redeemer, will appear for all his people: the roaring lion shall not destroy their souls, any more than he could that of Christ, their Surety. They trust their souls in his hands, they are one with him by faith, are precious in his sight, and shall be rescued from destruction, that they may give thanks in heaven.

Psalms 35 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 35

Psalms 35:1-28 . The Psalmist invokes God's aid, contrasting the hypocrisy, cunning, and malice of his enemies with his integrity and generosity. The imprecations of the first part including a brief notice of their conduct, the fuller exposition of their hypocrisy and malice in the second, and the earnest prayer for deliverance from their scornful triumph in the last, are each closed ( Psalms 35:9 Psalms 35:10 Psalms 35:18 Psalms 35:27 Psalms 35:28 ) with promises of praise for the desired relief, in which his friends will unite. The historical occasion is probably 1 Samuel 24:1-22 .

1-3. God is invoked in the character of a warrior ( Exodus 15:3 , Deuteronomy 32:41 ).

3. fight against--literally, "devour my devourers."
stop the way against--literally, "shut up" (the way), to meet or oppose, &c.
I . . . thy salvation--who saves thee.

4. (Compare Psalms 9:17 ).
devise my hurt--purpose for evil to me.

5, 6. (Compare Psalms 1:4 )--a terrible fate; driven by wind on a slippery path in darkness, and hotly pursued by supernatural violence ( 2 Samuel 24:16 , Acts 12:23 ).

7, 8. net in a pit--or, "pit of their net"--or, "net-pit," as "holy hill" for "hill of holiness" ( Psalms 2:6 ); a figure from hunting ( Psalms 7:15 ). Their imprecations on impenitent rebels against God need no vindication; His justice and wrath are for such; His mercy for penitents. Compare Psalms 7:16 , 11:5 , on the peculiar fate of the wicked here noticed.

10. All my bones--every part.
him that spoileth him--(Compare Psalms 10:2 ).

11. False witnesses--literally, "Witnesses of injustice and cruelty" (compare Psalms 11:5 , 25:19 ).

12-14. Though they rendered evil for good, he showed a tender sympathy in their affliction.
spoiling--literally, "bereavement." The usual modes of showing grief are made, as figures, to express his sorrow.

13. prayer . . . bosom--may denote either the posture--the head bowed--(compare 1 Kings 18:42 )--or, that the prayer was in secret. Some think there is a reference to the result--the prayer would benefit him if not them.

14. behaved--literally, "went on"--denoting his habit.
heavily--or, "squalidly," his sorrowing occasioning neglect of his person. Altogether, his grief was that of one for a dearly loved relative.

15, 16. On the contrary, they rejoiced in his affliction. Halting, or, "lameness," as in Psalms 38:17 for any distress.
abjects--either as cripples (compare 2 Samuel 4:4 ), contemptible; or, degraded persons, such as had been beaten (compare Job 30:1-8 ).
I knew it not--either the persons, or, reasons of such conduct.
tear me, and ceased not--literally, "were not silent"--showing that the tearing meant slandering.

16. mockers--who were hired to make sport at feasts ( Proverbs 28:21 ).

17. darling--(Compare Psalms 22:20 Psalms 22:21 ).

18. (Compare Psalms 22:22 ).

19. enemies wrongfully--by false and slanderous imputations.
wink with the eye--an insulting gesture ( Proverbs 6:13 ).
without a cause--manifests more malice than having a wrong cause.

20. deceitful matters--or, "words of deceit."
quiet in the land--the pious lovers of peace.

21. On the gesture compare Psalms 22:7 ; and on the expressions of malicious triumph, compare Psalms 10:13 , 28:3 .

23, 24. (Compare Psalms 7:6 , 26:1 , 2 Thessalonians 1:6 ). God's righteous government is the hope of the pious and terror of the wicked.

25. swallowed him up--utterly destroyed him ( Psalms 21:9 , Lamentations 2:16 ).

26. clothed--covered wholly ( Job 8:22 ).

27. favour . . . cause--delight in it, as vindicated by Thee.
Let the Lord, &c.--Let Him be greatly praised for His care of the just.

28. In this praise of God's equitable government ( Psalms 5:8 ) the writer promises ever to engage.