Psalm 109:22
New International Version
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

New Living Translation
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.

English Standard Version
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.

Berean Study Bible
For I am poor and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

King James Bible
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

New King James Version
For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

New American Standard Bible
For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

NASB 1995
For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

NASB 1977
For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Amplified Bible
For I am suffering and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am suffering and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am afflicted and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

American Standard Version
For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I am poor and afflicted my heart is troubled within me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Deliver me, for I am poor and needy; and my heart is troubled within me.

Contemporary English Version
I am poor and helpless, and I have lost all hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

English Revised Version
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Good News Translation
I am poor and needy; I am hurt to the depths of my heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am oppressed and needy. I can feel the pain in my heart.

International Standard Version
Indeed, I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Literal Standard Version
For I [am] poor and needy, And my heart has been pierced in my midst.

NET Bible
For I am oppressed and needy, and my heart beats violently within me.

New Heart English Bible
for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.

World English Bible
for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of the Slandered
21But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for the sake of Your name; deliver me by the goodness of Your loving devotion. 22For I am poor and needy; my heart is wounded within me. 23I am fading away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.…

Cross References
Job 24:12
From the city, men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out, yet God charges no one with wrongdoing.

Psalm 40:17
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute the one You struck and recount the pain of those You wounded.

Psalm 86:1
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 143:4
My spirit grows faint within me; my heart is dismayed inside me.

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?


Treasury of Scripture

For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

for I

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Psalm 40:17
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Psalm 86:1
A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

and my

Psalm 109:16
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

Psalm 88:15,16
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted…

Psalm 102:4
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.









Verse 22. - For I am poor and needy (comp. ver. 16). David was "poor and needy" both when hunted upon the mountains by Saul, and when forced to flee from Absalom. And my heart is wounded within me. The wound to David's heart was, on the former occasion, from the malignity of Saul; on the latter, especially from the desertion of his "own familiar friend whom he trusted."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אָנֹ֑כִי (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

[am] poor
עָנִ֣י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and needy;
וְאֶבְי֣וֹן (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor

my heart
וְ֝לִבִּ֗י (wə·lib·bî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is wounded
חָלַ֥ל (ḥā·lal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

within me.
בְּקִרְבִּֽי׃ (bə·qir·bî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center


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