Psalm 35:12
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New International Version
They repay me evil for good and leave me like one bereaved.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To the spoiling of my soul - To destroy my life; so נפש nephesh should be translated in a multitude of places, where our translators have used the word soul.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 38:20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psalm 109:3-5 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause...

1 Samuel 19:4,5,15 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 22:13,14 And Saul said to him, Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread, and a sword...

Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

spoiling [heb.] depriving

1 Samuel 20:31-33 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the ground, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Why now send and fetch him to me...

Luke 23:21-23 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him...

my soul. Or, `my life,' as the word nephesh frequently denotes

Specific References to Prophecy in the Gospels
20. But, if it does not weary you, let the point out as briefly as possible, specific references to prophecy in the Gospels, that those who are being instructed in the first elements of the faith may have these testimonies written on their hearts, lest any doubt concerning the things which they believe should at any time take them by surprise. We are told in the Gospel that Judas, one of Christ's friends and associates at table, betrayed Him. Let the show you how this is foretold in the Psalms: "He
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
John 10:32
but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

Psalm 38:20
Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.

Psalm 109:5
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.

Proverbs 17:13
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

Jeremiah 18:20
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember that I stood before you and spoke in their behalf to turn your wrath away from them.

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