Psalm 38:5
New International Version
My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.

New Living Translation
My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.

English Standard Version
My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness,

Berean Study Bible
My wounds are foul and festering because of my sinful folly.

King James Bible
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

New King James Version
My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.

New American Standard Bible
My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my foolishness.

NASB 1995
My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.

NASB 1977
My wounds grow foul and fester. Because of my folly,

Amplified Bible
My wounds are loathsome and foul Because of my foolishness.

Christian Standard Bible
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.

American Standard Version
My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My wounds defile me and rot me even from the presence of my crime.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My bruises have become noisome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.

Contemporary English Version
Because of my foolishness, I am covered with sores that stink and spread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.

English Revised Version
My wounds stink and are corrupt, because of my foolishness.

Good News Translation
Because I have been foolish, my sores stink and rot.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My wounds smell rotten. They fester because of my stupidity.

International Standard Version
My wounds have putrefied and festered because of my foolishness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My wounds are noisome, they fester, Because of my foolishness.

Literal Standard Version
Stunk—my wounds have become corrupt, "" Because of my folly.

NET Bible
My wounds are infected and starting to smell, because of my foolish sins.

New Heart English Bible
My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.

World English Bible
My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.

Young's Literal Translation
Stunk -- become corrupt have my wounds, Because of my folly.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
4For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are a burden too heavy to bear. 5My wounds are foul and festering because of my sinful folly. 6I am bent and brought low; all day long I go about mourning.…

Cross References
Job 31:40
then let briers grow instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley." Thus conclude the words of Job.

Psalm 69:5
You know my folly, O God, and my guilt is not hidden from You.


Treasury of Scripture

My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

My wounds.

Psalm 38:5
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psalm 32:3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Isaiah 1:5,6
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint…









(5) Wounds.--Better, stripes, as in LXX.

Stink and are corrupt.--Both words denote suppuration; the first in reference to the offensive smell, the second of the discharge of matter; the whole passage recalls Isaiah 1:6, seq.

Foolishness.--Men are generally even more loth to confess their folly than their sins.

Verse 5. - My wounds stink and are corrupt. The writer reverts to his bodily pains. He has "wounds," which "stink" and "are corrupt;" or "fester and become noisome," which may be boils, or bed-sores, and which make him a loathsome object to others (comp. Job 9:19; Job 30:18). Because of my foolishness. Because I was so foolish as to forsake the way of righteousness, and allow sin to get the dominion over me.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
My wounds
חַבּוּרֹתָ֑י (ḥab·bū·rō·ṯāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2250: A stripe, blow

are foul
הִבְאִ֣ישׁוּ (hiḇ·’î·šū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 887: To smell bad, to be offensive

and festering
נָ֭מַקּוּ (nā·maq·qū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4743: To melt, to flow, dwindle, vanish

because of
מִ֝פְּנֵ֗י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

my sinful folly.
אִוַּלְתִּֽי׃ (’iw·wal·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 200: Silliness


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