Psalm 35:12
New International Version
They repay me evil for good and leave me like one bereaved.

New Living Translation
They repay me evil for good. I am sick with despair.

English Standard Version
They repay me evil for good; my soul is bereft.

Berean Study Bible
They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul.

King James Bible
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

New King James Version
They reward me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.

New American Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

NASB 1995
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

NASB 1977
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

Amplified Bible
They repay me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.

Christian Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, making me desolate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, making me desolate.

American Standard Version
They reward me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They paid me evil for good and destroyed my life from among the children of men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They rewarded me evil for good, and bereavement to my soul.

Contemporary English Version
They repay evil for good, and I feel all alone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They repaid me evil for good : to the depriving me of my soul.

English Revised Version
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Good News Translation
They pay me back evil for good, and I sink in despair.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am devastated because they pay me back with evil instead of good.

International Standard Version
They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They repay me evil for good; Bereavement is come to my soul.

Literal Standard Version
They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,

NET Bible
They repay me evil for the good I have done; I am overwhelmed with sorrow.

New Heart English Bible
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

World English Bible
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Contend with My Opponents
11Hostile witnesses come forward; they make charges I know nothing about. 12They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul. 13Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered.…

Cross References
John 10:32
But Jesus responded, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone Me?"

Psalm 38:20
Those who repay my good with evil attack me for pursuing the good.

Psalm 109:5
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Proverbs 17:13
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never leave his house.

Jeremiah 18:20
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, to turn Your wrath from them.


Treasury of Scripture

They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

they.

Psalm 38:20
They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psalm 109:3-5
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause…

1 Samuel 19:4,5,15
And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to theeward very good: …

spoiling [heb.

1 Samuel 20:31-33
For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die…

Luke 23:21-23
But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him…

my soul.









(12) To the spoiling of my soul.--Literally, desolation to my soul. We may paraphrase,

"They rewarded me evil for good,

Which to me was desolation."

Verse 12. - They rewarded me evil for good (comp. ver. 13). Among those who slandered him were persons with whose troubles he had sympathized, and for whom he had prayed with fasting when they were sick. His worst persecutor, Saul, admitted the charge here made. "Thou art more righteous than I," he said; "for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil" (1 Samuel 24:17). To the spoiling of my soul; or, the desolating of my soul. The result of his enemies' machinations against him was to make him a fugitive and a wanderer, to separate him from the friend whom he tenderly loved, from his wife, his parents, and the greater part of his acquaintance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They repay
יְשַׁלְּמ֣וּנִי (yə·šal·lə·mū·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

me evil
רָ֭עָה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

for
תַּ֥חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

good,
טוֹבָ֗ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

[to] the bereavement
שְׁכ֣וֹל (šə·ḵō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7908: Bereavement, loss of children

of my soul.
לְנַפְשִֽׁי׃ (lə·nap̄·šî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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