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

  • Irene123
    To Mark Verrell - King David lived in the O.T. dispensation. God dealt differently with sin then - because Jesus had not yet been manifested and brought GRACE. Thee was faith - Noah, Abraham, Ruth, Rahab, etc. (read Heb. ch. 11). This is ALL God's business, not ours; now, in the N.T. dispensation , we are to have faith, which leads to His Grace.
  • Bill
    first???jesus was first!!from the start. yes jesus said love your emneys, but war is also love, to protect oneself or others but pray for there soul,so they have a change of heart
  • Mark verrell
    This is all THE WORD OF GOD. and KING DAVID preceeded JESUS. in this Psalm as others I find the words of King David contradicting the teachings of JESUS, King David is asking GOD to bring misery and defeat upon his enemies, (aren't we supposed to be loving to our enemies and even not to feel good or pleasure in the fall of our enemies) am I reading these scriptures correctly? GOD is good
  • Laurel
    God has blessed us so much and given us the earth as our inheritance, so as christains we need to take hold and charge, let us all tap from it.
  • 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.

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