Psalm 38:16
New International Version
For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip."

New Living Translation
I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall.”

English Standard Version
For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!”

Berean Study Bible
For I said, “Let them not gloat over me—those who taunt me when my foot slips.”

New American Standard Bible
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."

King James Bible
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I said, "Don't let them rejoice over me--those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble."

Contemporary English Version
I said, "Don't let them laugh or brag when I slip and fall."

Good News Translation
Don't let my enemies gloat over my distress; don't let them boast about my downfall!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I said, "Don't let them rejoice over me-- those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble."

International Standard Version
For I said, "Do not let them gloat over me, as they congratulate themselves when my foot slips."

NET Bible
I have prayed for deliverance, because otherwise they will gloat over me; when my foot slips they will arrogantly taunt me.

New Heart English Bible
For I said, "Do not let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I said, “Do not let them rejoice against me, and do not let them be exalted against me while my feet shake.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, "Do not let them gloat over me. When my foot slips, do not let them promote themselves at my expense."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I said: 'Lest they rejoice over me; When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.'

New American Standard 1977
For I said, “May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I said, Let them not rejoice over me; let them not magnify themselves against me when my foot slips.

King James 2000 Bible
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

American King James Version
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

American Standard Version
For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I said, Lest mine enemies rejoice against me: for when my feet were moved, they spoke boastingly against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me : and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.

English Revised Version
For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

World English Bible
For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."

Young's Literal Translation
When I said, 'Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
15I wait for You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God. 16For I said, “Let them not gloat over me— those who taunt me when my foot slips.” 17For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me.…
Cross References
Job 19:5
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my disgrace against me,

Psalm 13:4
lest my enemy say, "I have overcome him," and my foes rejoice when I fall.

Psalm 35:19
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, or those who hate me without reason wink in malice.

Psalm 35:26
May those who gloat in my distress be ashamed and confounded; may those who exalt themselves over me be clothed in shame and reproach.

Psalm 94:18
If I say, "My foot is slipping," Your loving devotion, O LORD, will support me.

Treasury of Scripture

For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

For I said

Psalm 13:3,4
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; …

Psalm 35:24-26
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me…

foot

Psalm 94:18
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Deuteronomy 32:35
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

magnify

Psalm 35:26
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I said,
אָ֭מַרְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Let them not
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

gloat
יִשְׂמְחוּ־ (yiś·mə·ḥū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

over me—
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

those who taunt
הִגְדִּֽילוּ׃ (hiḡ·dî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

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

when my foot
רַ֝גְלִ֗י (raḡ·lî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

slips.”
בְּמ֥וֹט (bə·mō·wṭ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall
(16) Lest.--It is better to carry on the force of the particle of condition:

For I said, Lest they should rejoice over me:

Lest, when my foot slipped, they should vaunt themselves against me.

Verse 16. - For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me; rather, for I said, I will be silent, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me. I feared lest by answering rashly or intemperately I might give my enemies occasion against me. I knew by experience that, when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. They are always on the watch to catch at any slip on my part, and make it a ground for magnifying themselves and denying me. Hence my silence. 38:12-22 Wicked men hate goodness, even when they benefit by it. David, in the complaints he makes of his enemies, seems to refer to Christ. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. The true believer's trouble will be made useful; he will learn to wait for his God, and will not seek relief from the world or himself. The less we notice the unkindness and injuries that are done us, the more we consult the quiet of our own minds. David's troubles were the chastisement and the consequence of his transgressions, whilst Christ suffered for our sins and ours only. What right can a sinner have to yield to impatience or anger, when mercifully corrected for his sins? David was very sensible of the present workings of corruption in him. Good men, by setting their sorrow continually before them, have been ready to fall; but by setting God always before them, they have kept their standing. If we are truly penitent for sin, that will make us patient under affliction. Nothing goes nearer to the heart of a believer when in affliction, than to be under the apprehension of God's deserting him; nor does any thing come more feelingly from his heart than this prayer, Be not far from me. The Lord will hasten to help those who trust in him as their salvation.
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