Psalm 55:13
New International Version
But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,

New Living Translation
Instead, it is you--my equal, my companion and close friend.

English Standard Version
But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.

Berean Study Bible
But it is you, a man like myself, my companion and close friend.

New American Standard Bible
But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend;

King James Bible
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Christian Standard Bible
But it is you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend!

Contemporary English Version
But it was my closest friend, the one I trusted most.

Good News Translation
But it is you, my companion, my colleague and close friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it is you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend!

International Standard Version
but it is you— a man whom I treated as my equal— my personal confidant, my close friend!

NET Bible
But it is you, a man like me, my close friend in whom I confided.

New Heart English Bible
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is you, a man like me, my neighbor and my friend.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But it is you, my equal, my best friend, one I knew so well!

JPS Tanakh 1917
But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend;

New American Standard 1977
But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But it was thou, who in my estimation was, my lord, and of my own family.

King James 2000 Bible
But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my close friend.

American King James Version
But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance.

American Standard Version
But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou, O man like minded, my guide, and my acquaintance,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar,

Darby Bible Translation
But it was thou, a man mine equal, mine intimate, my familiar friend. ...

English Revised Version
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my companion, and my familiar friend.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it was thou, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance.

World English Bible
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.

Young's Literal Translation
But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
Study Bible
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
12For it is not an enemy who insults me—then I could endure; it is not a foe who rises against me—from him I could hide. 13But it is you, a man like myself, my companion and close friend. 14We shared sweet fellowship together; we walked with the crowd into the house of God.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:12
While Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from his hometown of Giloh. So the conspiracy gained strength, and Absalom's following kept increasing.

Job 19:5
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my disgrace against me,

Job 19:14
My kinsmen have failed me, and my friends have forgotten me.

Job 19:19
All my best friends despise me, and those I love have turned against me.

Psalm 41:9
Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.

Treasury of Scripture

But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance.

a man mine equal [heb.

2 Samuel 15:12
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counseller, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

2 Samuel 16:23
And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

Jeremiah 9:4
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

mine acquaintance

John 19:13
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Matthew 26:47-50
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people…

Mark 14:44,45
And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely…







Lexicon
But it is you,
וְאַתָּ֣ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

a man
אֱנ֣וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

like myself,
כְּעֶרְכִּ֑י (kə·‘er·kî)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6187: A pile, equipment, estimate

my companion
אַ֝לּוּפִ֗י (’al·lū·p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 441: Familiar, a friend, gentle, a bullock, a chieftain

and close friend.
וּמְיֻדָּֽעִי׃ (ū·mə·yud·dā·‘î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know
(13) But it was . . .--Better, But thou art a man of my own standing. The word erek is used (Exodus 40:23) of the row of loaves constituting the shewbread, and the cognate verb means "to arrange." Here it may denote rank, but more probably the expression is man of my assessment, and so of the same importance in society. (Comp. Leviticus 5:15; 2Kings 12:4.) The LXX. and Vulgate have "of one soul with me." Symmachus, "of like disposition." This sense may be implied, though not expressed in the Hebrew.

Guide.--So the old versions: the Hebrew word does denote the head of a tribe or family (Genesis 36:15, &c, "duke"), but that meaning seems excluded here by the previous description. Render, companion.

Verse 13. - But it was thou, a man mine equal; literally, a man according to my valuing; i.e. one of my social rank, with whom I was on familiar terms. My guide; or, "my companion." But the LXX. have ἡγέμων. And mine acquaintance. "My confidant" (Kay); "my familiar friend" (Cheyne, and Revised Version). 55:9-15 No wickedness so distresses the believer, as that which he witnesses in those who profess to be of the church of God. Let us not be surprised at the corruptions and disorders of the church on earth, but long to see the New Jerusalem. He complains of one that had been very industrious against him. God often destroys the enemies of the church by dividing them. And an interest divided against itself cannot long stand. The true Christian must expect trials from professed friends, from those with whom he has been united; this will be very painful; but by looking unto Jesus we shall be enabled to bear it. Christ was betrayed by a companion, a disciple, an apostle, who resembled Ahithophel in his crimes and doom. Both were speedily overtaken by Divine vengeance. And this prayer is a prophecy of the utter, the everlasting ruin, of all who oppose and rebel against the Messiah.
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