Psalm 41:8
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New International Version
"A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."

New Living Translation
"He has some fatal disease," they say. "He will never get out of that bed!"

English Standard Version
They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies.”

Berean Study Bible
“A vile disease has been poured into him, he will never get up from where he lies!”

New American Standard Bible
"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."

King James Bible
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Christian Standard Bible
"Something awful has overwhelmed him, and he won't rise again from where he lies!"

Contemporary English Version
and they say, "You have some fatal disease! You'll never get well."

Good News Translation
They say, "He is fatally ill; he will never leave his bed again."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lethal poison has been poured into him, and he won't rise again from where he lies!"

International Standard Version
They say, "Wickedness is entrenched in him. Once he is brought low, he will not rise again."

NET Bible
They say, 'An awful disease overwhelms him, and now that he is bed-ridden he will never recover.'

New Heart English Bible
"A wicked thing is poured out on him; and he who lies down will not rise again."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were meditating on a word of evil: “Now that he lies down, he will rise no more.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A devilish disease has attached itself to him. He will never leave his sickbed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
An evil thing cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.'

New American Standard 1977
“A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
A disease of Belial, they say, cleaves fast unto him, and now that he lies he shall rise up no more.

King James 2000 Bible
An evil disease, say they, clings close unto him: and now that he lies down he shall rise up no more.

American King James Version
An evil disease, say they, sticks fast to him: and now that he lies he shall rise up no more.

American Standard Version
An evil disease,'say they , cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They determined against me an unjust word : shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?

Darby Bible Translation
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.

English Revised Version
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast to him: and now that he lieth he shall rise no more.

World English Bible
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."

Young's Literal Translation
A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Cares for the Poor
7All who hate me whisper against me; they imagine the worst for me: 8“A vile disease has been poured into him, he will never get up from where he lies!” 9Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.…
Cross References
Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak against me, and those who lie in wait for my life conspire,

Psalm 71:11
saying, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for there is no one to rescue him."

Treasury of Scripture

An evil disease, say they, sticks fast to him: and now that he lies he shall rise up no more.

An evil disease [heb.] A thing of belial

Psalm 38:3-7 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither …

Job 2:7,8 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job …

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan …

and

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is …

Matthew 27:41-46,63,64 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and …

(8) An evil disease.--Margin, thing of Belial. (For "Belial," see Deuteronomy 13:13.) The expression may mean, as in LXX. and Vulg., "a lawless speech," so the Chaldee, "a perverse word." Syriac, "a word of iniquity," or "a physical evil," as in Authorised Version, or "a moral evil." The verse is difficult, not only from this ambiguity, but also from that of the verb, which, according to the derivation we take, may mean "cleave" or "pour forth." Modern scholars prefer the latter, understanding the image as taken from the process of casting metal. An incurable wound is poured out (welded) upon him. (Comp. "molten," 1Kings 7:24; 1Kings 7:30.) This does not, however, suit the context nearly so well as the reading,

"A wicked saying have they directed against me:

Let the sick man never rise again,"

which has the support of the LXX. and Vulg., though they make of the last clause a question, "Shall not the sleeper rise again?"

Verse 8. - An evil disease (literally, a thing of Belial), say they, cleaveth fast unto him. (On the meaning of "Belial," see the comment on Psalm 18:4.) The "thing of Belial" here intended may, perhaps, be the disease from which David was suffering, but is more probably some disgraceful charge or infamous calumny which had been circulated concerning him, and was now crushing him down. This calumny is represented as poured out upon him like a coating of molten metal (see Job 41:23, 24), and so cleaving to him. And now that he lieth; i.e. "now that he is prostrate upon a sick-bed." He shall rise up no more. He shall not recover, but die of his malady. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him,.... Not any bodily one, of which they might hope he would die; much less any foul disease, the disease of sin; but, as the phrase may be rendered, "a word of Belial" (y); that is, a wicked charge or accusation; a charge of sin brought against him by the sons of Belial, as of blasphemy and sedition, which they concluded would be fastened upon him, and stick by him, and in which they should succeed to their wishes; or else the shameful punishment the death of the cross, inflicted on him, which they fancied would fix an indelible mark of infamy and scandal on him, since cursed is he that hangeth on a tree;

and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more; has much as he was dead, of which they had full proof, and was laid in the grave, his tomb watched, and the stone rolled to it sealed; they thought all was safe, and it was all over with him, that he would never rise again, as he had given out, and his disciples incapable of committing a fraud they afterwards accused them with: this, according to the above learned writer, see Psalm 41:6, was said by Absalom, as he thinks Ahithophel is the person designed in Psalm 41:9.

(y) "verbum Belijahal", Montanus, Musculus, Cocceius, Gejerus. 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."41:5-13 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.
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