Psalm 38:17
New International Version
For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

New Living Translation
I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain.

English Standard Version
For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.

Berean Study Bible
For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

New American Standard Bible
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

New King James Version
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

King James Bible
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am about to fall, and my pain is constantly with me.

Contemporary English Version
I am about to collapse from constant pain.

Good News Translation
I am about to fall and am in constant pain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am about to fall, and my pain is constantly with me.

International Standard Version
Indeed, I am being set up for a fall, and I am continuously reminded of my pain.

NET Bible
For I am about to stumble, and I am in constant pain.

New Heart English Bible
For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I am prepared for suffering and my sorrow is always before me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am ready to fall. I am continually aware of my pain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is continually before me.

New American Standard 1977
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

King James 2000 Bible
For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me.

American King James Version
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

American Standard Version
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am ready for plagues, and my grief is continually before me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am ready for scourges : and my sorrow is continually before me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.

English Revised Version
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

World English Bible
For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is before me continually.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
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. 18Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.…
Cross References
Psalm 13:2
How long must I wrestle in my soul, with sorrow in my heart each day? How long will my enemy dominate me?

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.

Treasury of Scripture

For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

to halt [heb.

Psalm 35:15
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

Micah 4:6,7
In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; …

sorrow

Psalm 38:6
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 6:6
I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.







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

I
אֲ֭נִי (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am ready
נָכ֑וֹן (nā·ḵō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

to fall,
לְצֶ֣לַע (lə·ṣe·la‘)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6761: Limping, stumbling

and my pain
וּמַכְאוֹבִ֖י (ū·maḵ·’ō·w·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4341: Anguish, affliction

is ever
תָמִֽיד׃ (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

with me.
נֶגְדִּ֣י (neḡ·dî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before
Verse 17. - For I am ready to halt. I am weak and helpless, liable at any moment to stumble and fall. And my sorrow is continually before me; i.e. my sin, which I sorrow over, which lies at the root of all my distress (comp. Psalm 51:3). 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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