Psalm 38:5
Text Analysis
887 [e]הִבְאִ֣ישׁוּ
Are foulV-Hifil-Perf-3cp
4743 [e]נָ֭מַקּוּ
[and] festeringV-Nifal-Perf-3cp
2250 [e]חַבּוּרֹתָ֑י
My woundsN-fpc | 1cs
6440 [e]מִ֝פְּנֵ֗י
becausePrep-m | N-cpc
200 [e]אִוַּלְתִּֽי׃
of my foolishnessN-fsc | 1cs

Hebrew Texts
תהילים 38:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
הִבְאִ֣ישׁוּ נָ֭מַקּוּ חַבּוּרֹתָ֑י מִ֝פְּנֵ֗י אִוַּלְתִּֽי׃

תהילים 38:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
הבאישו נמקו חבורתי מפני אולתי׃

תהילים 38:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
הבאישו נמקו חבורתי מפני אולתי׃

תהילים 38:5 Hebrew Bible
הבאישו נמקו חבורתי מפני אולתי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.

King James Bible
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My wounds. The soul being invisible, its distempers are also so; therefore the sacred writers describe them by the distempers of the body. (See the Parallel Texts on these verses.) On reading these and similar passages, say Bp. Lowth, some, who were but little acquainted with the genius of Hebrew poetry, have pretended to enquire into the nature of the disease with which the poet was afflicted; not less absurdly in my opinion, that if they had perplexed themselves to discover in what river he was plunged, when he complains that `the deep waters had gone over his soul.'

Psalm 38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Isaiah 1:5,6 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then …

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