Compare Translations for Psalm 38:12

Psalm 38:12 ASV
They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 BBE
Those who have a desire to take my life put nets for me; those who are designing my destruction say evil things against me, all the day their minds are full of deceit.
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Psalm 38:12 CEB
Those who want me dead lay traps; those who want me harmed utter threats, muttering lies all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 CJB
Those seeking my life lay snares for me, those seeking to harm me speak of disaster and think up deceptions all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 RHE
(37-13) And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 ESV
Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 GW
Those who seek my life lay traps for me. Those who are out to harm me talk about ruining me. All day long they think of ways to deceive me.
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Psalm 38:12 GNT
Those who want to kill me lay traps for me, and those who want to hurt me threaten to ruin me; they never stop plotting against me.
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Psalm 38:12 HNV
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 CSB
Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 KJV
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 LEB
Those who seek my life lay snares as well, and those intent on my harm speak threats. They also plot deceit all day.
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Psalm 38:12 NAS
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 NCV
Some people set traps to kill me. Those who want to hurt me plan trouble; all day long they think up lies.
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Psalm 38:12 NIRV
Those who are trying to kill me set their traps. Those who want to harm me talk about destroying me. All day long they plan ways to trick me.
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Psalm 38:12 NIV
Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception.
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Psalm 38:12 NKJV
Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 NLT
Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps for me; they make plans to ruin me. They think up treacherous deeds all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 NRS
Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek to hurt me speak of ruin, and meditate treachery all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 RSV
Those who seek my life lay their snares, those who seek my hurt speak of ruin, and meditate treachery all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 DBY
And they that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 MSG
My competitors blacken my name, devoutly they pray for my ruin.
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Psalm 38:12 WBT
They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me]: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 TMB
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and devise deceits all the day long.
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Psalm 38:12 TNIV
Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
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Psalm 38:12 WEB
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all day long.
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Psalm 38:12 WYC
and they did violence, that sought my life. And they that sought evils to me, spake vanities; and thought guiles all day. (and they who sought my life, did violence to me. Yea, they who sought evil for me, spoke empty gossip; and they thought up lies and slander about me, all day long.)
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Psalm 38:12 YLT
And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
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Psalms 38 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 38

God's displeasure at sin. (1-11) The psalmist's sufferings and prayers. (12-22)

Verses 1-11 Nothing will disquiet the heart of a good man so much as the sense of God's anger. The way to keep the heart quiet, is to keep ourselves in the love of God. But a sense of guilt is too heavy to bear; and would sink men into despair and ruin, unless removed by the pardoning mercy of God. If there were not sin in our souls, there would be no pain in our bones, no illness in our bodies. The guilt of sin is a burden to the whole creation, which groans under it. It will be a burden to the sinners themselves, when they are heavy-laden under it, or a burden of ruin, when it sinks them to hell. When we perceive our true condition, the Good Physician will be valued, sought, and obeyed. Yet many let their wounds rankle, because they delay to go to their merciful Friend. When, at any time, we are distempered in our bodies, we ought to remember how God has been dishonoured in and by our bodies. The groanings which cannot be uttered, are not hid from Him that searches the heart, and knows the mind of the Spirit. David, in his troubles, was a type of Christ in his agonies, of Christ on his cross, suffering and deserted.

Verses 12-22 Wicked men hate goodness, even when they benefit by it. David, in the complaints he makes of his enemies, seems to refer to Christ. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. The true believer's trouble will be made useful; he will learn to wait for his God, and will not seek relief from the world or himself. The less we notice the unkindness and injuries that are done us, the more we consult the quiet of our own minds. David's troubles were the chastisement and the consequence of his transgressions, whilst Christ suffered for our sins and ours only. What right can a sinner have to yield to impatience or anger, when mercifully corrected for his sins? David was very sensible of the present workings of corruption in him. Good men, by setting their sorrow continually before them, have been ready to fall; but by setting God always before them, they have kept their standing. If we are truly penitent for sin, that will make us patient under affliction. Nothing goes nearer to the heart of a believer when in affliction, than to be under the apprehension of God's deserting him; nor does any thing come more feelingly from his heart than this prayer, "Be not far from me." The Lord will hasten to help those who trust in him as their salvation.

Psalms 38 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 38

Psalms 38:1-22 . To bring to remembrance, or, remind God of His mercy and himself of his sin. Appealing to God for relief from His heavy chastisement, the Psalmist avows his integrity before men, complains of the defection of friends and persecution of enemies, and in a submissive spirit, casting himself on God, with penitent confession he pleads God's covenant relation and his innocence of the charges of his enemies, and prays for divine comfort and help.

1-4. He deprecates deserved punishment, which is described ( Psalms 6:1 ), under the figure of bodily disease ( Psalms 38:3 ).

2. arrows . . . and thy hand--the sharp and heavy afflictions he suffered ( Deuteronomy 32:23 ).

4. iniquities--afflictions in punishment of sin ( 2 Samuel 16:12 , Psalms 31:10 , 40:12 ).
gone over mine head--as a flood.

5-8. The loathsomeness, corruption, and wasting torture of severe physical disease set forth his mental anguish ( Psalms 38:6 ). It is possible some bodily disease was connected. The
loins are the seat of strength. His exhaustion left him only the power to groan [ Psalms 38:9 ].

9. That God can hear ( Romans 8:26 ).

10. My heart panteth--as if barely surviving.
light . . . from me--utter exhaustion ( Psalms 6:7 , 13:3 ).

11, 12. Friends desert, but foes increase in malignity.

12. seek after my life--( 1 Samuel 20:1 , 22:23 ).

13, 14. He patiently submits, uttering no reproaches or replies ( John 19:9 ) to their insulting speeches;

15-17. for he is confident the
Lord--literally, "Sovereign" (to whom he was a servant), would answer his prayer ( Psalms 3:4 , 4:1 ), and not permit their triumph in his partial halting, of which he was in danger.

18. Consciousness of sin makes suffering pungent, and suffering, rightly received, leads to confession.

19, 20. Still, while humbled before God, he is the victim of deadly enemies, full of malice and treachery.
enemies are lively--literally, "of life," who would take my life, that is, deadly.

21, 22. (Compare Psalms 22:19 , 35:3 ). All terms of frequent use. In this Psalm the language is generally susceptible of application to Christ as a sufferer, David, as such, typifying Him. This does not require us to apply the confessions of sin, but only the pains or penalties which He bore for us.