Psalm 116:10
New International Version
I trusted in the LORD when I said, "I am greatly afflicted";

New Living Translation
I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, LORD.”

English Standard Version
I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;

Berean Study Bible
I believed, therefore I have spoken: “I am greatly afflicted.”

New American Standard Bible
I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."

New King James Version
I believed, therefore I spoke, “I am greatly afflicted.”

King James Bible
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

Christian Standard Bible
I believed, even when I said, "I am severely oppressed."

Contemporary English Version
I was faithful to you when I was suffering,

Good News Translation
I kept on believing, even when I said, "I am completely crushed,"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I believed, even when I said," I am severely afflicted."

International Standard Version
I will continue to believe, even when I say, "I am greatly afflicted"

NET Bible
I had faith when I said, "I am severely oppressed."

New Heart English Bible
I believed, therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have believed and I have spoken, and I have been very humbled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I kept my faith even when I said, "I am suffering terribly."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I trusted even when I spoke: 'I am greatly afflicted.'

New American Standard 1977
I believed when I said, “I am greatly afflicted.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I believed, therefore I spoke, and was greatly afflicted;

King James 2000 Bible
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

American King James Version
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

American Standard Version
I believe, for I will speak: I was greatly afflicted:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I believed, wherefore I have spoken: but I was greatly afflicted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have believed, therefore have I spoken; but I have been humbled exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
I believed, therefore have I spoken. As for me, I was greatly afflicted.

English Revised Version
I believe, for I will speak: I was greatly afflicted:

Webster's Bible Translation
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

World English Bible
I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted."

Young's Literal Translation
I have believed, for I speak, I -- I have been afflicted greatly.
Study Bible
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10I believed, therefore I have spoken: “I am greatly afflicted.” 11In my alarm I said: “All men are liars!”…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:13
And in keeping with what is written: "I believed, therefore I have spoken," we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak,

Psalm 88:7
Your wrath weighs heavily upon me; all Your waves have submerged me. Selah

Treasury of Scripture

I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

I believed

2 Corinthians 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

therefore

Numbers 14:6-9
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: …

Proverbs 21:28
A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

2 Peter 1:16,21
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty…

I was greatly

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.







Lexicon
I believed,
הֶ֭אֱמַנְתִּי (he·’ĕ·man·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

therefore
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I have spoken:
אֲדַבֵּ֑ר (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

“I
אֲ֝נִ֗י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am greatly
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

afflicted.”
עָנִ֥יתִי (‘ā·nî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted
(10, 11) I believed, therefore have I spoken.--This is the rendering of LXX. and Vulg., and it has become almost proverbial from St. Paul's adaptation of it (2Corinthians 4:13; see New Testament Commentary). And no doubt this is the sense of the words, though the particle khi has been taken in a wrong connection. Mr. Burgess has certainly given the true explanation of the use of this particle. It sometimes follows instead of preceding the verb affected by it. We must render, It is because I believed that I spoke (of God's graciousness, &c.). What follows then comes in as an antithesis. I was in great trouble; I said in my pain, "All men are untrustworthy or deceitful" Or (LXX.), In an ecstasy of despair I said, "The whole race of mankind is a delusion." The meaning of the whole passage may be thus put: It is through trust in God that I thus speak (as above--viz., of God being glorious and righteous, and of His preserving the souls of the simple). It was not always so. Once in distrust I thought that God did not care for man, and that the whole of humanity was a failure. The word ch?phez, rendered in Authorised Version haste, more properly alarm, is in Job 40:23 contrasted with trust, as it is here with faith. For the sense failure or vanity for the word rendered in Authorised Version liars, see Isaiah 58:11 ("fail;" margin, "lie or deceive").

Verses 10, 11. - Parenthetic and obscure. Both the connection and rendering are doubtful. Professor Cheyne translates, "I was confident that I should speak thus;" i.e. even while my affliction was going on, I felt confident that relief would come, and that I should one day speak as I have just spoken. I was, however, too sorely afflicted to give utterance to my feeling. Instead of so doing, I vented my unhappiness in abuse of my fellow-men. Thus understood, the words are an apologia. Verse 10. - I believed, therefore have I spoken. So the LXX., Ἐπίστευσα διὸ ἐλάλησα. But many other meanings are suggested. See the preceding paragraph. I was greatly afflicted (comp. ver. 3). 116:10-19 When troubled, we do best to hold our peace, for we are apt to speak unadvisedly. Yet there may be true faith where there are workings of unbelief; but then faith will prevail; and being humbled for our distrust of God's word, we shall experience his faithfulness to it. What can the pardoned sinner, or what can those who have been delivered from trouble or distress, render to the Lord for his benefits? We cannot in any way profit him. Our best is unworthy of his acceptance; yet we ought to devote ourselves and all we have to his service. I will take the cup of salvation; I will offer the drink-offerings appointed by the law, in token of thankfulness to God, and rejoice in God's goodness to me. I will receive the cup of affliction; that cup, that bitter cup, which is sanctified to the saints, so that to them it is a cup of salvation; it is a means of spiritual health. The cup of consolation; I will receive the benefits God bestows upon me, as from his hand, and taste his love in them, as the portion not only of mine inheritance in the other world, but of my cup in this. Let others serve what masters they will, truly I am thy servant. Two ways men came to be servants. By birth. Lord, I was born in thy house; I am the son of thine handmaid, and therefore thine. It is a great mercy to be children of godly parents. By redemption. Lord, thou hast loosed my bonds, thou hast discharged me from them, therefore I am thy servant. The bonds thou hast loosed shall tie me faster unto thee. Doing good is sacrifice, with which God is well pleased; and this must accompany giving thanks to his name. Why should we offer that to the Lord which cost us nothing? The psalmist will pay his vows now; he will not delay the payment: publicly, not to make a boast, but to show he is not ashamed of God's service, and to invite others to join him. Such are true saints of God, in whose lives and deaths he will be glorified.
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