New American Standard Bible
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.
King James Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
Darby Bible Translation
My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
World English Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
Young's Literal Translation
My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And my neighbours afar off have stood.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My lovers - See the notes at Psalm 31:11. The reference here is to those who professed to be his friends.
And my friends - The word used here means properly an acquaintance, a companion, a friend, Job 2:11; Job 19:21; then, a lover, a friend, a neighbor. The phrase here would be synonymous with our word "kinsmen."
Stand aloof - They are unwilling to come near me; they leave me to suffer alone.
From my sore - Margin: "stroke." The Hebrew word means properly a stroke, a blow, Deuteronomy 17:8; Deuteronomy 21:5; then a stroke in the sense of calamities or judgments, such as God brings upon men: Genesis 12:17; Exodus 11:1. The meaning here is, that they stand aloof from him, or refuse to come near him, as if he were afflicted with some contagious disease.
And my kinsmen - Margin: "neighbors." The Hebrew word used here - קרוב qârôb - means properly near, nigh; spoken of a place, Genesis 19:20; then of time, Isaiah 13:6; then of kindred or affinity, Numbers 27:11; and then of friendship, meaning our intimate acquaintance - as we should say, those who are "near" to us, Job 19:14. The word would be applicable to neighbors or to warm personal friends.
LibraryOut of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeing these things.
"Indeed, you have now become such, You see a terror and are afraid.
"All my associates abhor me, And those I love have turned against me.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons.
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
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