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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
My wounds grow foul and fester. Because of my folly,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

King James 2000 Bible
My wounds are foul and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
My wounds are offensive, and are 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.
Study Bible
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…







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
(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. 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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