New American Standard Bible
As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
King James Bible
I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Darby Bible Translation
As for me, I said, Jehovah, be gracious unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
World English Bible
I said, "Yahweh, have mercy on me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you."
Young's Literal Translation
I -- I said, 'O Jehovah, favour me, Heal my soul, for I did sin against Thee,'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I said, Lord - I said in my sickness, or in the trial referred to in the psalm. I called on God to be merciful to me when others had no mercy; to be near to me when others turned away; to save me when pressed down with disease on account of my sins. All that follows relates, like this passage, to what occurred when he was sick; to the thoughts that passed through his mind, and to the treatment which he then experienced from others.
Be merciful unto me - In forgiving my sins, and restoring me to health.
Heal my soul - In restoring my soul to spiritual health by forgiving the sin which is the cause of my sickness; or it may mean, Restore my life - regardng his life as (as it were) diseased and in danger of extinction. The probability, however, is that he had particular reference to the soul as the word is commonly understood, or as designating himself; heal, or restore me.
For I have sinned against thee - Regarding his sin as the cause of his sickness. See the notes at Psalm 38:3-5.
LibraryQuestion of the Contemplative Life
I. Is the Contemplative Life wholly confined to the Intellect, or does the Will enter into it? S. Thomas, On the Beatific Vision, I., xii. 7 ad 3m II. Do the Moral Virtues pertain to the Contemplative Life? S. Augustine, Of the City of God, xix. 19 III. Does the Contemplative Life comprise many Acts? S. Augustine, Of the Perfection of Human Righteousness, viii. 18 " Ep., cxxx. ad probam IV. Does the Contemplative Life consist solely in the Contemplation of God, or in the Consideration …
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
Perseverance of Saints.
And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."
Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, "O God, heal her, I pray!"
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away; Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.
The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.
Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;
I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.
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