Psalm 38:21
New International Version
LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.

New Living Translation
Do not abandon me, O LORD. Do not stand at a distance, my God.

English Standard Version
Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!

Berean Study Bible
Do not forsake me, O LORD; be not far from me, O my God.

King James Bible
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

New King James Version
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me!

New American Standard Bible
Do not abandon me, LORD; My God, do not be far from me!

NASB 1995
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

NASB 1977
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

Amplified Bible
Do not abandon me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me.

American Standard Version
Forsake me not, O Jehovah: O my God, be not far from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not abandon me, LORD JEHOVAH, my God, and do not be far from me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Forsake me not, O Lord my God: depart not from me.

Contemporary English Version
You are the LORD God! Stay nearby and don't desert me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forsake me not, O Lord my God : do not thou depart from me.

English Revised Version
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Good News Translation
Do not abandon me, O LORD; do not stay away, my God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not abandon me, O LORD. O my God, do not be so distant from me.

International Standard Version
Don't forsake me, LORD. My God, do not be so distant from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Forsake me not, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me.

Literal Standard Version
Do not forsake me, O YHWH, "" My God, do not be far from me,

NET Bible
Do not abandon me, O LORD! My God, do not remain far away from me!

New Heart English Bible
Do not forsake me, LORD. My God, do not be far from me.

World English Bible
Don't forsake me, Yahweh. My God, don't be far from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not forsake me, O Jehovah, My God, be not far from me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
20Those who repay my good with evil attack me for pursuing the good. 21Do not forsake me, O LORD; be not far from me, O my God. 22Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.…

Cross References
Psalm 22:19
But You, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.

Psalm 35:22
O LORD, You have seen it; be not silent. O Lord, be not far from me.

Psalm 71:12
Be not far from me, O God. Hurry, O my God, to help me.

Psalm 119:8
I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.


Treasury of Scripture

Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

O my God

Psalm 22:1,11,19,24
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? …

Psalm 35:21,22
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it









Verse 21. - Forsake me not, O Lord (comp. Psalm 27:9; Psalm 71:9, 18; Psalm 119:8). God never really forsakes his saints (Psalm 37:28). He withdraws sometimes for wise purposes the sense of his presence and favour, so that they feel as if they were forsaken; but this is only temporary., O my God, be not far from me (comp. Psalm 22:19; Psalm 35:22; Psalm 71:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

forsake me,
תַּֽעַזְבֵ֥נִי (ta·‘az·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

O LORD;
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

be not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

far
תִּרְחַ֥ק (tir·ḥaq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7368: To be or become far or distant

from me,
מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

O my God.
אֱ֝לֹהַ֗י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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