Psalm 35:14
New International Version
I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.

New Living Translation
I was sad, as though they were my friends or family, as if I were grieving for my own mother.

English Standard Version
I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.

Berean Study Bible
I paced about as for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning for his mother.

King James Bible
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

New King James Version
I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.

New American Standard Bible
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down in mourning, like one who mourns for a mother.

NASB 1995
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.

NASB 1977
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.

Amplified Bible
I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother; I bowed down in mourning, as one who sorrows for his mother.

Christian Standard Bible
I went about mourning as if for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning for a mother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I went about grieving as if for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning a mother.

American Standard Version
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have walked as a friend and a brother, and as he who sits in mourning, I was saddened.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I behaved agreeably towards them as if it had been our neighbour or brother: I humbled myself as one mourning and sad of countenance.

Contemporary English Version
as I would for a friend or a relative. I was in sorrow and mourned, as I would for my mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please : as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

English Revised Version
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

Good News Translation
as I would pray for a friend or a brother. I went around bent over in mourning, as one who mourns for his mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I walked around as if I were mourning for my friend or my brother. I was bent over as if I were mourning for my mother.

International Standard Version
I paced about as for my friend or my brother, and fell down mourning as one weeps for one's mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I went about as though it had been my friend or my brother; I bowed down mournful, as one that mourneth for his mother.

Literal Standard Version
As [if] a friend, as [if] my brother, I habitually walked, As a mourner for a mother, I have bowed down mourning.

NET Bible
I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. I bowed down in sorrow as if I were mourning for my mother.

New Heart English Bible
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.

World English Bible
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.

Young's Literal Translation
As if a friend, as if my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Contend with My Opponents
13Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered. 14I paced about as for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning for his mother. 15But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.…

Cross References
Job 30:25
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?

Psalm 38:6
I am bent and brought low; all day long I go about mourning.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous man strike me; let his rebuke be an act of loving devotion. It is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. For my prayer is ever against the deeds of the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 12:3
on the day the keepers of the house tremble and the strong men stoop, when those grinding cease because they are few and those watching through windows see dimly,


Treasury of Scripture

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

I behaved [heb.

2 Samuel 1:11,12,17
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: …

Luke 19:41,42
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, …

as one.

Genesis 24:67
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.









(14) I bowed down heavily.--Better, I went squalid, and bowed down, alluding to the neglected beard and person, and to the dust and ashes of Oriental mourning.

Verse 14. - I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother. In every such case I sympathized with the sufferer to such an extent, that my conduct was like that of an intimate friend or a brother. I bowed down heavily, as one that mournsth for his mother. Nay, I went further; I took on all those outward signs of grief which are usual when a man has lost his mother. I "bowed down heavily," as though I could scarcely stand. The Orientals are extreme and exaggerated in their manifestations both of joy and grief (see Herod., 8:99).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I paced about
הִתְהַלָּ֑כְתִּי (hiṯ·hal·lā·ḵə·tî)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

as for my friend
כְּרֵֽעַ־ (kə·rê·a‘-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

or brother;
כְּאָ֣ח (kə·’āḥ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

I was bowed down
שַׁחֽוֹתִי׃ (ša·ḥō·w·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

with grief,
קֹדֵ֥ר (qō·ḏêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6937: To be ashy, darkcolored, to mourn

like one mourning
כַּאֲבֶל־ (ka·’ă·ḇel-)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 57: Lamenting

[for his] mother.
אֵ֝֗ם (’êm)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )


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