Psalm 38:2
New International Version
Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.

New Living Translation
Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me.

English Standard Version
For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.

Berean Study Bible
For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me.

New American Standard Bible
For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.

King James Bible
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Christian Standard Bible
For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has pressed down on me.

Contemporary English Version
You shot me with your arrows, and you struck me with your hand.

Good News Translation
You have wounded me with your arrows; you have struck me down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Your arrows have sunk into me, and Your hand has pressed down on me.

International Standard Version
because your arrows have sunk deep into me, and your hand has come down hard on me.

NET Bible
For your arrows pierce me, and your hand presses me down.

New Heart English Bible
For your arrows have pierced me, your hand presses hard on me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For your arrows have stuck in me and your hand has pressed against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your arrows have struck me. Your hand has struck me hard.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thine arrows are gone deep into me, And Thy hand is come down upon me.

New American Standard 1977
For Thine arrows have sunk deep into me, And Thy hand has pressed down on me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presses me sore.

King James 2000 Bible
For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me down.

American King James Version
For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.

American Standard Version
For thine arrows stick fast in me, And thy hand presseth me sore.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thy weapons are fixed in me, and thou hast pressed thy hand heavily upon me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy arrows are fastened in me : and thy hand hath been strong upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.

English Revised Version
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand falleth heavy upon me.

World English Bible
For your arrows have pierced me, your hand presses hard on me.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down upon me Thy hand.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
1A Psalm of David, for remembrance. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger or discipline me in Your wrath. 2For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me. 3There is no soundness in my body because of Your anger; there is no rest in my bones because of my sin.…
Cross References
Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 19:21
Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.

Psalm 32:4
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah

Lamentations 3:3
Indeed, He keeps turning His hand against me all day long.

Lamentations 3:4
He has worn away my flesh and skin; He has shattered my bones.

Lamentations 3:12
He bent His bow and set me as the target for His arrow.

Treasury of Scripture

For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.

thine

Psalm 21:12
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

Psalm 64:7
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

thy hand

Psalm 32:4
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Psalm 39:10,11
Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand…

Deuteronomy 2:15
For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.







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

Your arrows
חִ֭צֶּיךָ (ḥiṣ·ṣe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear

have pierced me deeply,
נִ֣חֲתוּ (ni·ḥă·ṯū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5181: To sink, descend, to press, lead down

and Your hand
יָדֶֽךָ׃ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

has pressed down
וַתִּנְחַ֖ת (wat·tin·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5181: To sink, descend, to press, lead down

on me.
עָלַ֣י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(2) For thine arrows . . .--The same figure is used of the disease from which Job suffered (elephantiasis? Job 6:4); of famine (Ezekiel 5:16); and generally of divine judgments (Deuteronomy 32:23). By itself it therefore decides nothing as to the particular cause of the Psalmist's grief.

Stick fast.--Better, have sunk into, from a root meaning to descend. Presseth, in the next clause, is from the same verb. Translate, therefore,

For thine arrows have fallen deep into me,

And fallen upon me has thine hand.

Verse 2. - For thine arrows stick fast in me. (On the "arrows" of the Almighty, see above, Psalm 7:13; and comp. Job 6:4; Psalm 18:14; Psalm 45:5; Psalm 64:7; Psalm 77:17, etc.) It has been maintained that by "God's arrows" only sickness is meant (Hitzig); but the contrary appears from Deuteronomy 32:23-25. Hengstenberg is right, "The arrows of the Almighty denote all the chastisements of sin depending on God." And thy hand presseth me sore. The verb used is the same in both clauses; but it is difficult to express both ideas by one term in English. Dr. Kay makes the attempt by translating, "For thine arrows have sunk deep in me; yea, thine hand sank heavily on me." 38:1-11 Nothing will disquiet the heart of a good man so much as the sense of God's anger. The way to keep the heart quiet, is to keep ourselves in the love of God. But a sense of guilt is too heavy to bear; and would sink men into despair and ruin, unless removed by the pardoning mercy of God. If there were not sin in our souls, there would be no pain in our bones, no illness in our bodies. The guilt of sin is a burden to the whole creation, which groans under it. It will be a burden to the sinners themselves, when they are heavy-laden under it, or a burden of ruin, when it sinks them to hell. When we perceive our true condition, the Good Physician will be valued, sought, and obeyed. Yet many let their wounds rankle, because they delay to go to their merciful Friend. When, at any time, we are distempered in our bodies, we ought to remember how God has been dishonoured in and by our bodies. The groanings which cannot be uttered, are not hid from Him that searches the heart, and knows the mind of the Spirit. David, in his troubles, was a type of Christ in his agonies, of Christ on his cross, suffering and deserted.
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