Psalm 41:8
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New International Version
"A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."

King James Bible
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Darby Bible Translation
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.

World English Bible
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more."

Young's Literal Translation
A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him - דבר בליעל יצוק בו debar beliyaal yatsuk bo, a thing, word, or pestilence of Belial, is poured out upon him. His disease is of no common sort; it is a diabolical malady.

He shall rise up no more - His disease is incurable without a miracle; and he is too much hated of God to have one wrought for him. Some apply this to the death and resurrection of Christ; he lieth - he is dead and buried; he shall never rise again from the dead.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

An evil disease [heb.] A thing of belial

Psalm 38:3-7 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin...

Job 2:7,8 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown...

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, see, these eighteen years...


Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Matthew 27:41-46,63,64 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said...

Christ Teaching Liberality
If we should attempt to mention all the parables which Jesus spoke, and the miracles which he performed, and the many other lessons which he taught, it would make a long list. As we have done before we can only take one or two specimens of these general lessons which Jesus taught. We have one of these in the title to our present chapter, which is--Christ Teaching Liberality. This was a very important lesson for Jesus to teach. One of the sad effects of sin upon our nature is to make it selfish,
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

The Beatific vision. (Continued. )
In the Beatific Vision our intellect is glorified, and our thirst for knowledge completely satisfied. Man was created with a thirst for knowledge which can never be satiated in this world. Sin, which greatly weakened and darkened his mental faculties, has not taken away his desire and love for knowledge. And the knowledge which he acquired by eating the forbidden fruit, rather increased than satisfied his thirst. But all his efforts to reach the perfection of knowledge, even in the natural order,
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.

Psalm 71:11
They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."

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