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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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryChrist 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. )
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."
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