Psalm 32:4
New International Version
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

New Living Translation
Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude

English Standard Version
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

Berean Study Bible
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah

New American Standard Bible
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.

King James Bible
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer's heat. Selah

Contemporary English Version
Night and day your hand weighed heavily on me, and my strength was gone as in the summer heat.

Good News Translation
Day and night you punished me, LORD; my strength was completely drained, as moisture is dried up by the summer heat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer's heat. Selah

International Standard Version
For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my strength was exhausted as in a summer drought. Interlude

NET Bible
For day and night you tormented me; you tried to destroy me in the intense heat of summer. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because night and day your hand has been heavy against me, and pain returned into my chest to kill me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Day and night your hand lay heavily on me. My strength shriveled in the summer heat. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; My sap was turned as in the droughts of summer. Selah

New American Standard 1977
For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my green growth is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me: my strength is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

American King James Version
For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

American Standard Version
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I became thoroughly miserable while a thorn was fastened in me. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I am turned in my anguish, whilst the thorn is fastened.

Darby Bible Translation
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

English Revised Version
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drouth of summer. Selah.

World English Bible
For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
When by day and by night Thy hand is heavy upon me, My moisture hath been changed Into the droughts of summer. Selah.
Study Bible
The Providence of God
3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. 4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah 5Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not hide my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah…
Cross References
Acts 13:11
Now look, the hand of the Lord is against you, and for a time you will be blind and unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Ruth 1:13
would you wait for them to grow up? Would you refrain from having husbands? No, my daughters, it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me."

1 Samuel 5:6
Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity, ravaging them and afflicting them with tumors.

Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.

Job 33:7
Surely no fear of me should terrify you; nor will my hand be heavy upon you.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You lay me in the dust of death.

Psalm 38:2
For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me.

Psalm 39:3
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:

Psalm 39:10
Remove Your scourge from me; I am perishing by the force of Your hand.

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

Isaiah 38:13
I composed myself until the morning. Like a lion He breaks all my bones; from day until night You make an end of me.

Treasury of Scripture

For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

hand

Psalm 38:2-8
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore…

Psalm 39:10,11
Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand…

1 Samuel 5:6,7,9,11
But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof…

moisture

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Psalm 90:6,7
In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth…

Psalm 102:3,4
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth…







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

day
יוֹמָ֣ם (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3119: Daytime, by day

and night
וָלַיְלָה֮ (wā·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

Your hand
יָ֫דֶ֥ךָ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

was heavy
תִּכְבַּ֥ד (tiḵ·baḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

upon me;
עָלַ֗י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my strength
לְשַׁדִּ֑י (lə·šad·dî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3955: Juice, juicy or dainty bit, a dainty

was drained
נֶהְפַּ֥ךְ (neh·paḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

as in the summer
קַ֣יִץ (qa·yiṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7019: To awake

heat.
בְּחַרְבֹ֖נֵי (bə·ḥar·ḇō·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2725: Parching heat

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(4) Thy hand was heavy.--The verb, as in "kept silence" in Psalm 32:3, is properly present--the agony is still vividly present.

My moisture.--The Hebrew word is found only once besides (Numbers 11:8), where the Authorised Version has "fresh oil;" the LXX. and Vulg., "an oily cake." Aquila has "of the breast of oil," reading the word erroneously. Here both LXX. and Vulg. seem to have had a different reading, "I was turned to sorrow while the thorn was fixed in." Symmachus translates somewhat similarly, but by "to destruction" instead of "to sorrow." Aquila, "to my spoiling in summer desolation." These readings, however, mistake the lamed, which is part of the word, for a preposition. Gesenius connects with an Arabic root, to suck, and so gets the meaning juice or moisture.

Into the drought of summer.--This is the best rendering of the Hebrew, though it might be either "as in summer dryness" or "with summer heat." Some understand literally a fever, but it is better to take it figuratively of the soul-fever which the whole passage describes.

Verse 4. - For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me. David sees now that his sufferings at this time came from God, and were a part of the punishment of his sin. They continued without intermission both by day and by night. His conscience was never wholly at rest. My moisture is turned into the drought of summer; literally, my sap was changed through summer drought; i.e. the vital principle, which had been strong in him, was changed - burnt up and exhausted - by the heat of God's wrath. 32:3-7 It is very difficult to bring sinful man humbly to accept free mercy, with a full confession of his sins and self-condemnation. But the true and only way to peace of conscience, is, to confess our sins, that they may be forgiven; to declare them that we may be justified. Although repentance and confession do not merit the pardon of transgression, they are needful to the real enjoyment of forgiving mercy. And what tongue can tell the happiness of that hour, when the soul, oppressed by sin, is enabled freely to pour forth its sorrows before God, and to take hold of his covenanted mercy in Christ Jesus! Those that would speed in prayer, must seek the Lord, when, by his providence, he calls them to seek him, and, by his Spirit, stirs them up to seek him. In a time of finding, when the heart is softened with grief, and burdened with guilt; when all human refuge fails; when no rest can be found to the troubled mind, then it is that God applies the healing balm by his Spirit.
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