Psalm 41:8
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English Standard Version
They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies.”

King James Bible
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

American Standard Version
An evil disease,'say they , cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They determined against me an unjust word : shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?

English Revised Version
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast to him: and now that he lieth he shall rise no more.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 41:2-4) The Psalm opens by celebrating the lot, so rich in promises, of the sympathetic man. דּל is a general designation of the poor (e.g., Exodus 30:15), of the sick and weakly (Genesis 41:19), of the sick in mind (2 Samuel 13:4), and of that which outwardly or inwardly is tottering and consequently weak, frail. To show sympathising attention, thoughtful consideration towards such an one (השׂכּיל אל as in Nehemiah 8:13, cf. על Proverbs 17:20) has many promises. The verb חיּה, which elsewhere even means to call to life again (Psalm 71:20), in this instance side by side with preserving, viz., from destruction, has the signification of preserving life or prolonging life (as in Psalm 30:4; Psalm 22:30). The Pual אשּׁר signifies to be made happy (Proverbs 3:18), but also declaratively: to be pronounced happy (Isaiah 9:15); here, on account of the בּארץ that stands with it, it is the latter. The Chethb יעשּׁר sets forth as an independent promise that which the Ker ואשּׁר joins on to what has gone before as a consequence. אל, Psalm 41:3 (cf. Psalm 34:6 and frequently), expresses a negative with full sympathy in the utterance. נתן בּנפשׁ as in Psalm 27:12. The supporting in Psalm 41:4 is a keeping erect, which stops or arrests the man who is sinking down into death and the grave. דּוי ( equals davj, similar form to שׁמי, מעי, but wanting in the syllable before the tone) means sickness. If Psalm 41:4 is understood of the supporting of the head after the manner of one who waits upon the sick (cf. Sol 2:6), then Psalm 41:4 must, with Mendelssohn and others, be understood of the making of the couch or bed. But what then is neat by the word לך? משׁכּב is a sick-bed in Exodus 21:18 in the sense of being bedridden; and הפכתּ (cf. Psalm 30:12) is a changing of it into convalescence. By כל־משׁכבו is not meant the constant lying down of such an one, but the affliction that casts him down, in all its extent. This Jahve turns or changes, so often as such an one is taken ill (בחליו, at his falling sick, parallel with דוי על־ערשׂ דוי htiw). He gives a complete turn to the "sick-bed" towards recovery, so that not a vestige of the sickness remains behind.

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An evil disease [heb.] A thing of belial

Psalm 38:3-7 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin...

Job 2:7,8 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown...

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, see, these eighteen years...

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Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Matthew 27:41-46,63,64 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said...

Cross References
Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together

Psalm 71:11
and say, "God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him."

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