New American Standard Bible
They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.
King James Bible
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
They reward me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul.
World English Bible
They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.
Young's Literal Translation
They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They rewarded me evil for good - They recompensed, or returned evil instead of good. The manner in which they did it he states in the following verses.
To the spoiling of my soul - Margin, "depriving." The Hebrew word means "the being forsaken," or "abandoned." The idea is, that owing to this conduct he was forsaken or abandoned by all in whom he might have put confidence.
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Thou shalt not kill.' Exod 20: 13. In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.' Here two things are to be understood, the not injuring another, nor ourselves. I. The not injuring another.  We must not injure another in his name. A good name is a precious balsam.' It is a great cruelty to murder a man in his name. We injure others in …
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Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?"
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.
He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
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