Psalm 35:13
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New International Version
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

New Living Translation
Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I denied myself by fasting for them, but my prayers returned unanswered.

English Standard Version
But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, and my prayer was genuine.

International Standard Version
But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

NET Bible
When they were sick, I wore sackcloth, and refrained from eating food. (If I am lying, may my prayers go unanswered!)

New Heart English Bible
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I wore sackcloth in their sicknesses, and my soul was humbled by fasting and my prayer returned to my bosom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth. I humbled myself with fasting. When my prayer returned unanswered,

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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:

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- in their sickness my clothing is sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Contend with those who Contend with Me
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. 14I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:13
If the home is worthy, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.

Luke 10:6
If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.

Job 30:25
"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Psalm 69:10
When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.

Psalm 69:11
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Psalm 79:12
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Psalm 109:24
My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
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