Psalm 38:17
New International Version
For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

New Living Translation
I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain.

English Standard Version
For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.

Berean Study Bible
For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

King James Bible
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

New King James Version
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

New American Standard Bible
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

NASB 1995
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

NASB 1977
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

Amplified Bible
For I am ready to fall; My sorrow is continually before me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am about to fall, and my pain is constantly with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am about to fall, and my pain is constantly with me.

American Standard Version
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I am prepared for suffering and my sorrow is always before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am ready for plagues, and my grief is continually before me.

Contemporary English Version
I am about to collapse from constant pain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am ready for scourges : and my sorrow is continually before me.

English Revised Version
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Good News Translation
I am about to fall and am in constant pain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am ready to fall. I am continually aware of my pain.

International Standard Version
Indeed, I am being set up for a fall, and I am continuously reminded of my pain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is continually before me.

Literal Standard Version
For I am ready to halt, "" And my pain [is] continually before me.

NET Bible
For I am about to stumble, and I am in constant pain.

New Heart English Bible
For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.

World English Bible
For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is before me continually.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
16For I said, “Let them not gloat over me—those who taunt me when my foot slips.” 17For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me. 18Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.…

Cross References
Psalm 13:2
How long must I wrestle in my soul, with sorrow in my heart each day? How long will my enemy dominate me?

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.


Treasury of Scripture

For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

to halt [heb.

Psalm 35:15
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

Micah 4:6,7
In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; …

sorrow

Psalm 38:6
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 6:6
I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.









Verse 17. - For I am ready to halt. I am weak and helpless, liable at any moment to stumble and fall. And my sorrow is continually before me; i.e. my sin, which I sorrow over, which lies at the root of all my distress (comp. Psalm 51:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲ֭נִי (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am ready
נָכ֑וֹן (nā·ḵō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

to fall,
לְצֶ֣לַע (lə·ṣe·la‘)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6761: Limping, stumbling

and my pain
וּמַכְאוֹבִ֖י (ū·maḵ·’ō·w·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4341: Anguish, affliction

is ever
תָמִֽיד׃ (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

with me.
נֶגְדִּ֣י (neḡ·dî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before


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