Psalm 38:16
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New International Version
For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip."

New Living Translation
I prayed, "Don't let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall."

English Standard Version
For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!”

New American Standard Bible
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."

King James Bible
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I said, "Don't let them rejoice over me-- those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble."

International Standard Version
For I said, "Do not let them gloat over me, as they congratulate themselves when my foot slips."

NET Bible
I have prayed for deliverance, because otherwise they will gloat over me; when my foot slips they will arrogantly taunt me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I said, “Do not let them rejoice against me, and do not let them be exalted against me while my feet shake.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, "Do not let them gloat over me. When my foot slips, do not let them promote themselves at my expense."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I said: 'Lest they rejoice over me; When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.'

New American Standard 1977
For I said, “May they not rejoice over me,
            Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I said, Let them not rejoice over me; let them not magnify themselves against me when my foot slips.

King James 2000 Bible
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

American King James Version
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

American Standard Version
For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me : and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.

English Revised Version
For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

World English Bible
For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."

Young's Literal Translation
When I said, 'Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
38:12-22 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.
Study Bible
O Lord, Don’t Rebuke Me in Your Wrath
15For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God. 16For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me." 17For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.…
Cross References
Job 19:5
"If indeed you vaunt yourselves against me And prove my disgrace to me,

Psalm 13:4
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

Psalm 35:26
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.

Psalm 94:18
If I should say, "My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.
Treasury of Scripture

For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

For I said

Psalm 13:3,4 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep …

Psalm 35:24-26 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to your righteousness; and let …

foot

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in …

magnify

Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt…

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