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.

New American Standard Bible
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not abandon me, O LORD. O 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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Forsake me not, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Forsake me not, Jehovah; O my God, be not far from me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not 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,
Study Bible
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.

Psalm 35:22
O LORD, You have seen it; do not be 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







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

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

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

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

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

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

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