Psalms 35:13

“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as for me, when they were sicke, my clothing was sack-cloth: I humbled my soule with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine owne bosome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.
- Basic English Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
- Darby Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
- Webster's Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
- World English Bible

And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 35:13


35:13 Returned - Although my fastings and prayers did them no good.


Discussion for Psalms 35

  • Eric
    Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay but rather division: John 7:43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
  • Norm
    Our heavenly Father has blessed you, Geraldine, with His Spirit. I rejoice in seeing truth spoken by another member of CHRIST'S body, which is my family, the true Church. You are my family in Christ who is most blessed for ever and ever. Amen. May God bring more and more peace to your soul and to all our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus wherever they may be. Amen.
  • Geraldine cole
    Brother and sister in the Lord this chapter let us no everyone that claim to be your friend even your family is really Not because remember they would be for u and not aganst u that why the bible let us no to test he spirit see if it be of God remember if a person do not have Jesus spirit they do not belong to him they belong to the devil remember the devil spirit cab change a person
  • Vladimir
    if you want to undrustend psalm 35 you have to read 1and 2 chronicles about David's life then you can find out what his life was like and u will undrustend all his psalms
  • Collis
    David asks the Lord to defend him from his enemies, those he knows and those who are hidden in the shadows of life. He asks for support and strength from those who "has his back" and asks for those who come against him to be blocked. In everyday life, this psalm helps us to be confident in the Lord and helps us understand that the Lord who protected David, is the same Lord who protects us today.
  • Breeze
    Response to Latisha: This psalm is talking about being falsely accused by an enemy and how this person responded. They prayed that the Lord would prove that their claims would be false and that they would see him as a servant of the Lord. Ultimately, he prays for them to give praise and glory to God (salvation, perhaps). A good psalm to support Matthew 5:42-44. Hope this helps.

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