Compare Translations for Psalm 41:8

Psalm 41:8 ASV
An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
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Psalm 41:8 BBE
They say, He has an evil disease, which will not let him go: and now that he is down he will not get up again.
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Psalm 41:8 CEB
"Some horrible thing has been poured into him; the next time he lies down, he won't get up.
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Psalm 41:8 CJB
"A fatal disease has attached itself to him; now that he lies ill, he will never get up."
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Psalm 41:8 RHE
(40-9) They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?
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Psalm 41:8 ESV
They say, "A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies."
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Psalm 41:8 GW
"A devilish disease has attached itself to him. He will never leave his sickbed."
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Psalm 41:8 GNT
They say, "He is fatally ill; he will never leave his bed again."
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Psalm 41:8 HNV
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."
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Psalm 41:8 CSB
"Lethal poison has been poured into him, and he won't rise again from where he lies!"
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Psalm 41:8 KJV
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more .
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Psalm 41:8 LEB
"A ruinous thing is poured out on him, and [now] that he lies down, he will not rise up again."
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Psalm 41:8 NAS
"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."
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Psalm 41:8 NCV
They say, "He has a terrible disease. He will never get out of bed again."
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Psalm 41:8 NIRV
They say, "He is sick and will die very soon. He will never get up from his bed again."
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Psalm 41:8 NIV
"A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."
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Psalm 41:8 NKJV
"An evil disease," they say, "clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more."
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Psalm 41:8 NLT
"Whatever he has, it is fatal," they say. "He will never get out of that bed!"
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Psalm 41:8 NRS
They think that a deadly thing has fastened on me, that I will not rise again from where I lie.
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Psalm 41:8 RSV
They say, "A deadly thing has fastened upon him; he will not rise again from where he lies."
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Psalm 41:8 DBY
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.
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Psalm 41:8 MSG
The rumor goes out, "He's got some dirty, deadly disease. The doctors have given up on him."
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Psalm 41:8 WBT
An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast to him: and [now] that he lieth he shall rise no more.
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Psalm 41:8 TMB
"An evil disease," they say, "cleaveth fast unto him, and now that he lieth down, he shall rise up no more."
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Psalm 41:8 TNIV
"A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."
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Psalm 41:8 WEB
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."
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Psalm 41:8 WYC
They ordained an evil word against me; Whether he that sleepeth, shall not lie to, that he rise again? (They ordained an evil word against me; and they said, He who sleepeth, now that he lieth down, shall not rise up again.)
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Psalm 41:8 YLT
A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again.
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Psalms 41 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 41

God's care for his people. (1-4) The treachery of David's enemies. (5-13)

Verses 1-4 The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies. From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch of godliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings. But nothing is so distressing to the contrite believer, as a fear or sense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart. Sin is the sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewing grace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be more earnest than for bodily health.

Verses 5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, and that there is scarcely any true friendship to be found among men; but the former days were no better. One particularly, in whom David had reposed great confidence, took part with his enemies. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evil from those we suppose to be friends. Have not we ourselves thus broken our words toward God? We eat of his bread daily, yet lift up the heel against him. But though we may not take pleasure in the fall of our enemies, we may take pleasure in the making vain their designs. When we can discern the Lord's favour in any mercy, personal or public, that doubles it. If the grace of God did not take constant care of us, we should not be upheld. But let us, while on earth, give heartfelt assent to those praises which the redeemed on earth and in heaven render to their God and Saviour.

Psalms 41 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 41

Psalms 41:1-13 . The Psalmist celebrates the blessedness of those who compassionate the poor, conduct strongly contrasted with the spite of his enemies and neglect of his friends in his calamity. He prays for God's mercy in view of his ill desert, and, in confidence of relief, and that God will vindicate his cause, he closes with a doxology.

1-3. God rewards kindness to the poor ( Proverbs 19:17 ). From Psalms 41:2 Psalms 41:11 it may be inferred that the Psalmist describes his own conduct,
poor--in person, position, and possessions.

2. shall be blessed--literally, "led aright," or "safely," prospered ( Psalms 23:3 ).
upon the earth--or land of promise ( Psalms 25:13 , 27:3-9 , &c.). The figures are drawn from the acts of a kind nurse.

4. I said--I asked the mercy I show.
heal my soul--(Compare Psalms 30:2 ). "Sin and suffering are united," is one of the great teachings of the Psalms.

5, 6. A graphic picture of the conduct of a malignant enemy.

6. to see me--as if to spy out my case.
he speaketh . . . itself--or, "he speaketh vanity as to his heart"--that is, does not speak candidly, "he gathereth iniquity to him," collects elements for mischief, and then divulges the gains of his hypocrisy.

7, 8. So of others, all act alike.

8. An evil disease--literally, "a word of Belial," some slander.
cleaveth--literally, "poured on him."
that he lieth--who has now laid down, "he is utterly undone and our victory is sure."

9. mine . . . friend--literally, "the man of my peace."
eat . . . bread--who depended on me or was well treated by me.
hath lifted up heel--in scornful violence. As David and his fortunes typified Christ and His these words expressed the treatment he received, and also that of his Son and Lord; hence, though not distinctly prophetical, our Saviour applies them to Judas, "that the Scripture may be fulfilled" ( John 13:18 ). This last phrase has a wide use in the New Testament, and is not restricted to denote special prophecies.

10. A lawful punishment of criminals is not revenge, nor inconsistent with their final good (compare Psalms 40:14 Psalms 40:15 ).

11-13. favourest--or tenderly lovest me ( Genesis 34:19 ), evinced by relief from his enemies, and, farther, God recognizes his innocence by upholding him.

12. settest . . . before thy face--under thy watch and care, as God before man's face ( Psalms 16:8 ) is an object of trust and love.

13. Blessed--praised, usually applied to God. The word usually applied to men denotes happiness ( Psalms 1:1 , 32:1 ). With this doxology the first book closes.