Psalm 38:4
New International Version
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.

New Living Translation
My guilt overwhelms me— it is a burden too heavy to bear.

English Standard Version
For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

Berean Study Bible
For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are a burden too heavy to bear.

New American Standard Bible
For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

New King James Version
For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

King James Bible
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Christian Standard Bible
For my iniquities have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.

Contemporary English Version
are so heavy that I am crushed.

Good News Translation
I am drowning in the flood of my sins; they are a burden too heavy to bear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For my sins have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.

International Standard Version
My iniquities loom over my head; like a cumbersome burden, they are too heavy for me.

NET Bible
For my sins overwhelm me; like a heavy load, they are too much for me to bear.

New Heart English Bible
For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For my crimes have passed above my head, and like heavy cargo, they are heavy for me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My guilt has overwhelmed me. Like a heavy load, it is more than I can bear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For mine iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

New American Standard 1977
For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

King James 2000 Bible
For my iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

American King James Version
For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

American Standard Version
For mine iniquities are gone over my head: As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my transgressions have gone over mine head: they have pressed heavily upon me like a weighty burden.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my iniquities are gone over my head : and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

English Revised Version
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

World English Bible
For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

Young's Literal Translation
For mine iniquities have passed over my head, As a heavy burden -- too heavy for me.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
3There is no soundness in my body because of Your anger; there is no rest in my bones because of my sin. 4For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are a burden too heavy to bear. 5My wounds are foul and festering because of my sinful folly.…
Cross References
Ezra 9:6
and said: "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, because our iniquities are higher than our heads, and our guilt has reached the heavens.

Psalm 40:12
For evils without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed within me.

Psalm 65:3
When iniquities prevail against me, You alone atone for our transgressions.

Treasury of Scripture

For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

mine

Psalm 40:12
For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

Ezra 9:6
And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

as an

Leviticus 7:18
And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.

Isaiah 53:11
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Lamentations 1:14
The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

my iniquities
עֲ֭וֺנֹתַי (‘ă·wō·nō·ṯay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

have overwhelmed
עָבְר֣וּ (‘ā·ḇə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

me;
רֹאשִׁ֑י (rō·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

they are a burden
כְּמַשָּׂ֥א (kə·maś·śā)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4853: A burden, tribute, porterage, an utterance, chiefly a, doom, singing, mental, desire

too heavy
כָ֝בֵ֗ד (ḵā·ḇêḏ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3515: Heavy

to bear.
יִכְבְּד֥וּ (yiḵ·bə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome
(4) Are gone over mine head.--Like waves or a flood. (Comp. Psalm 18:15; Psalm 69:2; Psalm 69:15. Comp.

"A sea of troubles."--Hamlet, Acts 3, scene 1)

Verse 4. - For mine iniquities are gone over mine head; i.e. they overwhelm me like waves of the sea. Together with my bodily pain is mingled mental anguish - a sense of regret and remorse on account of my ill-doing, and a conviction that by my sins I have brought upon me my sufferings. As an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. They press me down, crush me to the earth, are more than I can bear. 38:1-11 Nothing will disquiet the heart of a good man so much as the sense of God's anger. The way to keep the heart quiet, is to keep ourselves in the love of God. But a sense of guilt is too heavy to bear; and would sink men into despair and ruin, unless removed by the pardoning mercy of God. If there were not sin in our souls, there would be no pain in our bones, no illness in our bodies. The guilt of sin is a burden to the whole creation, which groans under it. It will be a burden to the sinners themselves, when they are heavy-laden under it, or a burden of ruin, when it sinks them to hell. When we perceive our true condition, the Good Physician will be valued, sought, and obeyed. Yet many let their wounds rankle, because they delay to go to their merciful Friend. When, at any time, we are distempered in our bodies, we ought to remember how God has been dishonoured in and by our bodies. The groanings which cannot be uttered, are not hid from Him that searches the heart, and knows the mind of the Spirit. David, in his troubles, was a type of Christ in his agonies, of Christ on his cross, suffering and deserted.
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