Psalm 38:2
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New International Version
Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.

King James Bible
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Darby Bible Translation
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.

World English Bible
For your arrows have pierced me, your hand presses hard on me.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down upon me Thy hand.

Psalm 38:2 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thine arrows stick fast in me - This no doubt, refers to the acute pains which he endured; each appearing to his feeling as if an arrow were shot into his body.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 21:12 Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them.

Psalm 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...

Lamentations 3:12 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

thy hand

Psalm 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Psalm 39:10,11 Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand...

Deuteronomy 2:15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.

Ruth 1:13 Would you tarry for them till they were grown? would you stay for them from having husbands? no, my daughters...

1 Samuel 5:6,11 But the hand of the LORD was heavy on them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with tumors...

1 Samuel 6:9 And see, if it goes up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he has done us this great evil: but if not...

"Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour, and are Wearied," &C.
Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Christ's Resurrection Song.
WHEN the blessed Lord appeared in the midst of His disciples and they beheld the risen One in His glorified body of flesh and bones and He ate before them, He told them that all things which were written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets and in the Psalms concerning Him, had to be fulfilled (Luke xxiv:44). While on the way to Emmaus He said to the two sorrowing and perplexed disciples "Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? And beginning at Moses and all
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Notes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Job 6:4
The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.

Job 19:21
"Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.

Psalm 32:4
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

Lamentations 3:3
indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long.

Lamentations 3:4
He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones.

Lamentations 3:12
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

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