Psalm 35:12
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New International Version
They repay me evil for good and leave me like one bereaved.

New Living Translation
They repay me evil for good. I am sick with despair.

English Standard Version
They repay me evil for good; my soul is bereft.

New American Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

King James Bible
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, making me desolate.

International Standard Version
They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns.

NET Bible
They repay me evil for the good I have done; I am overwhelmed with sorrow.

New Heart English Bible
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They paid me evil for good and destroyed my life from among the children of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am devastated because they pay me back with evil instead of good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They repay me evil for good; Bereavement is come to my soul.

New American Standard 1977
They repay me evil for good,
            To the bereavement of my soul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They rewarded me evil for good until my soul was alone.

King James 2000 Bible
They rewarded me evil for good to the sorrow of my soul.

American King James Version
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

American Standard Version
They reward me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They repaid me evil for good : to the depriving me of my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
They reward me evil for good, [to] the bereavement of my soul.

English Revised Version
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

World English Bible
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
Study Bible
Contend with those who Contend with Me
11Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know. 12They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul. 13But 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.…
Cross References
John 10:32
But Jesus answered, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone Me?"

Psalm 38:20
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.

Psalm 109:5
Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.

Proverbs 17:13
He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

Jeremiah 18:20
Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
Treasury of Scripture

They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

they.

Psalm 38:20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I …

Psalm 109:3-5 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against …

1 Samuel 19:4,5,15 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to …

1 Samuel 22:13,14 And Saul said to him, Why have you conspired against me, you and …

Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my …

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; …

spoiling [heb.] depriving

1 Samuel 20:31-33 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the ground, you shall not …

Luke 23:21-23 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him…

my soul. Or, `my life,' as the word nephesh frequently denotes

(12) To the spoiling of my soul.--Literally, desolation to my soul. We may paraphrase,

"They rewarded me evil for good,

Which to me was desolation."

Verse 12. - They rewarded me evil for good (comp. ver. 13). Among those who slandered him were persons with whose troubles he had sympathized, and for whom he had prayed with fasting when they were sick. His worst persecutor, Saul, admitted the charge here made. "Thou art more righteous than I," he said; "for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil" (1 Samuel 24:17). To the spoiling of my soul; or, the desolating of my soul. The result of his enemies' machinations against him was to make him a fugitive and a wanderer, to separate him from the friend whom he tenderly loved, from his wife, his parents, and the greater part of his acquaintance. They rewarded me evil for good,.... For the good David did in killing Goliath, and slaying his ten thousands of the Philistines, and thereby saving his king and country, Saul and his courtiers envied him, and sought to slay him: so our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the good he did to the Jews, by healing their bodies of diseases, and preaching the Gospel to them for the benefit of their souls, was rewarded with reproaches and persecutions, and at last with the shameful death of the cross; and in like manner are his people used; but this is an evil that shall not go unpunished; see Proverbs 17:13. It is added,

to the spoiling of my soul; or "to the bereaving of it" (t); causing it to be fatherless; that is, to the bereaving it of its joy, peace, and comfort; so fatherless is put for comfortless, John 14:18; or to the taking away of his soul, which being separated from the body, its companion is left alone, as one that is fatherless.

(t) "orbitatem", Montanus, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth. 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.35:11-16 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.
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