Psalm 38:4
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English Standard Version
For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

King James Bible
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

American Standard Version
For mine iniquities are gone over my head: As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my iniquities are gone over my head : and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.

English Revised Version
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

תּם might even be taken as neuter for תּם, and ישׂר for ישׁר; but in this case the poet would have written רעה instead of ראה; שׁמר is therefore used as, e.g., in 1 Samuel 1:12. By כּי that to which attention is specially called is introduced. The man of peace has a totally different lot from the evil-doer who delights in contention and persecution. As the fruit of his love of peace he has אחרית, a future, Proverbs 23:18; Proverbs 24:14, viz., in his posterity, Proverbs 24:20; whereas the apostates are altogether blotted out; not merely they themselves, but even the posterity of the ungodly is cut off, Amos 4:2; Amos 9:1; Ezekiel 23:25. To them remains no posterity to carry forward their name, their אחרית is devoted to destruction (cf. Psalm 109:13 with Numbers 24:20).

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Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...

Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head...

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Leviticus 7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted...

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Lamentations 1:14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up on my neck: he has made my strength to fall...

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

Cross References
Ezra 9:6
saying: "O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

Psalm 40:12
For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.

Psalm 65:3
When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.

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