Isaiah 38:16
New International Version
Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.

New Living Translation
Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You restore my health and allow me to live!

English Standard Version
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh restore me to health and make me live!

Berean Study Bible
O Lord, by such things men live, and in all of them my spirit finds life. You have restored me to health and have let me live.

King James Bible
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

New King James Version
O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live.

New American Standard Bible
“Lord, by these things people live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; Restore me to health and let me live!

NASB 1995
“O Lord, by these things men live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; O restore me to health and let me live!

NASB 1977
“O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these is the life of my spirit; O restore me to health, and let me live!

Amplified Bible
“O Lord, by these things men live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; Restore me to health and let me live!

Christian Standard Bible
Lord, by such things people live, and in every one of them my spirit finds life; you have restored me to health and let me live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord, because of these promises people live, and in all of them is the life of my spirit as well; You have restored me to health and let me live.

American Standard Version
O Lord, by these things men live; And wholly therein is the life of my spirit: Wherefore recover thou me, and make me to live.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH, shall we live by these things? For the sake of this life of my spirit, heal me and give me life!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yea, O Lord, for it was told thee concerning this; and thou hast revived my breath; and I am comforted, and live.

Contemporary English Version
Your words and your deeds bring life to everyone, including me. Please make me healthy and strong again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, if man's life be such, and the life of my spirit be in such things as these, thou shalt correct me, and make me to live.

English Revised Version
O Lord, by these things men live, and wholly therein is the life of my spirit: wherefore recover thou me, and make me to live.

Good News Translation
Lord, I will live for you, for you alone; Heal me and let me live.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lord, people live in spite of such things, and I have the will to live in spite of them. You give me health and keep me alive.

International Standard Version
"My Lord is against them, yet they live, and among all of them who live is his spirit. Now you have restored me to health, so let me live!

JPS Tanakh 1917
O Lord, by these things men live, And altogether therein is the life of my spirit; Wherefore recover Thou me, and make me to live.

Literal Standard Version
Lord, [men] live by these, And by all in them [is] the life of my spirit, And You save me, make me to also live,

NET Bible
O sovereign master, your decrees can give men life; may years of life be restored to me. Restore my health and preserve my life.'

New Heart English Bible
Lord, men live by these things; and my spirit finds life in all of them: you restore me, and cause me to live.

World English Bible
Lord, men live by these things; and my spirit finds life in all of them: you restore me, and cause me to live.

Young's Literal Translation
Lord, by these do men live, And by all in them is the life of my spirit, And Thou savest me, make me also to live,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah's Song of Thanksgiving
15What can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done this. I will walk slowly all my years because of the anguish of my soul. 16O Lord, by such things men live, and in all of them my spirit finds life. You have restored me to health and have let me live. 17Surely for my own welfare I had such great anguish; but Your love has delivered me from the pit of oblivion, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:9
Furthermore, we have all had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them. Should we not much more submit to the Father of our spirits and live?

Psalm 39:13
Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may again be cheered before I depart and am no more."

Psalm 119:25
My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word.

Psalm 119:71
It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.


Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so will you recover me, and make me to live.

Isaiah 64:5
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

Deuteronomy 8:3
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

Job 33:19-28
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain: …









(16) By these things . . .--i.e., by the word of God and the performance which fulfils it. For "in all these things," read wholly through them. The words remind us of Deuteronomy 8:3, "Man doth not live by bread alone . . ."

Verse 16. - By these things; i.e. "the things which thou speakest and doest" (ver. 15). Man does not "live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord" (Deuteronomy 8:3). And in all these things. This rendering is against the laws of grammar. Translate, and wholly in them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O Lord,
אֲדֹנָ֖י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

by [such things]
עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

men live,
יִֽחְי֑וּ (yiḥ·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

and in all
וּלְכָל־ (ū·lə·ḵāl-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

[of them]
בָּהֶן֙ (bā·hen)
Preposition | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew

my spirit
רוּחִ֔י (rū·ḥî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

[finds] life.
חַיֵּ֣י (ḥay·yê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

You have restored me to health
וְתַחֲלִימֵ֖נִי (wə·ṯa·ḥă·lî·mê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2492: To bind firmly, to be, plump, to dream

and let me live.
וְהַחֲיֵֽנִי׃ (wə·ha·ḥă·yê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive


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