Psalm 38:11
New International Version
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

New Living Translation
My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.

English Standard Version
My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague, and my nearest kin stand far off.

Berean Study Bible
My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance.

King James Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

New King James Version
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.

New American Standard Bible
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand far away.

NASB 1995
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

NASB 1977
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

Amplified Bible
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my neighbors stand far away.

Christian Standard Bible
My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction, and my relatives stand at a distance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction, and my relatives stand at a distance.

American Standard Version
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My friends and my neighbors have stood before my sorrow and my relatives have been staying at a distance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My friends and my neighbours drew near before me, and stood still; and my nearest of kin stood afar off.

Contemporary English Version
Because of my sickness, no friends or neighbors will come near me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off :

English Revised Version
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Good News Translation
My friends and neighbors will not come near me, because of my sores; even my family keeps away from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My loved ones and my friends keep their distance and my relatives stand far away because of my sickness.

International Standard Version
As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My friends and my companions stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

Literal Standard Version
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from before my plague. And my neighbors have stood far off.

NET Bible
Because of my condition, even my friends and acquaintances keep their distance; my neighbors stand far away.

New Heart English Bible
My loved ones and my friends keep their distance because of my affliction. My kinsmen stand far away.

World English Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.

Young's Literal Translation
My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And my neighbours afar off have stood.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
10My heart pounds, my strength fails, and even the light of my eyes has faded. 11My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance. 12Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, plotting deceit all day long.…

Cross References
Luke 23:49
But all those who knew Jesus, including the women who had followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching these things.

Job 6:21
For now you are of no help; you see terror, and you are afraid.

Job 19:19
All my best friends despise me, and those I love have turned against me.

Psalm 31:11
Among all my enemies I am a disgrace, and among my neighbors even more. I am dreaded by my friends--they flee when they see me on the street.

Psalm 69:8
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons,

Psalm 88:18
You have removed my beloved and my friend; darkness is my closest companion.

Proverbs 19:7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him--how much more do his friends avoid him! He may pursue them with pleading, but they are nowhere to be found.


Treasury of Scripture

My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

lovers

Psalm 31:11
I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

Job 6:21-23
For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid…

Job 19:13-17
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me…

stand

Luke 10:31,32
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side…

sore [heb.

Luke 22:54
Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

Luke 23:49
And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.









(11) Sore is rather stroke, as in margin, or plague. His friends, looking on him as "one smitten of God," and thinking "he must be wicked to deserve such pain," abandon him as too vile for their society.

Kinsmen.--Render rather, as in margin, neighbours, or near ones.

Those who should have been near me stand aloof.

Verse 11. - My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; or, from my stroke (comp. Psalm 39:10, where the same word is used). The psalmist feels himself to be "stricken, smitten of God" (Isaiah 53:4). He looks for comfort and sympathy to his friends, but they, with a selfishness that is only too common, hold aloof, draw away item him, and desert him (comp. Job 19:13, 14). And my kinsmen stand afar off; or, my neighbours. The stricken deer is forsaken by the rest of the herd (comp. Matthew 26:56, 58).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My beloved
אֹֽהֲבַ֨י ׀ (’ō·hă·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

and friends
וְרֵעַ֗י (wə·rê·‘ay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

shun
יַעֲמֹ֑דוּ (ya·‘ă·mō·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

my disease,
נִגְעִ֣י (niḡ·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5061: Mark -- a blow, a spot

and my kinsmen
וּ֝קְרוֹבַ֗י (ū·qə·rō·w·ḇay)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7138: Near

stand
עָמָֽדוּ׃ (‘ā·mā·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

at a distance.
מֵרָחֹ֥ק (mê·rā·ḥōq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious


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