Psalms 38:16

“For I said, heare me, least otherwise they should reioyce ouer me: when my foot slippeth, they magnifie themselues against me.”

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Other Translations

For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify [themselves] against me.
- King James Version

For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, {Who,} when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I said, Let them not be glad over me; when my foot is moved, let them not be lifted up with pride against me.
- Basic English Bible

For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.
- Darby Bible

For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
- Webster's Bible

For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
- World English Bible

When I said, `Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(38:17) For I said: 'Lest they rejoice over me; when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 38:16


38:16 When - When I fall into any misery, they triumph in the accomplishment of their desires.


Discussion for Psalms 38

  • Gene
    I was told Ps.38 was given to our congregation to read by our Bishop. I couldn't wait for these goodies. Then as I began to read this scriptures I began to see how I must humble myself and receive my deliverances through telling the truth and being honest about the problems I have in my life through my own sins. I love David's honesty. God is given me HOPE in truthfulness:)
  • Karimah
    David a King, new one greater and mightier than himself. He talked with GOD of his inadequacies, iniquties and sinfulness. In his own disgrace and self loathing, being a godly man he had to come before the most righteous, and forgiving FATHER for his guidance protection and love continously.His word declares our sins are like scarlet,like David..But GOD, the .blood of the lamb is our strength.AMEN
  • Lisa
    Thank you Christ for your love in me threw meekness is salvation. Thank you Most High Amen.
  • Mary
    Life is a struggle for me everyday living around a cigarette smoker and a pot smoker has its ups and downs but threw Christ I pray every day that he shows me how to seek him when evil comes my way amen.
  • Lisa Hines
    Thanks be to the most High even though life throws you challenges we can always look to Christ our savior for a path to righteousness and love for a better future and a new life. Hallelujah Amen
  • Janet Abreu
    Palms 38
    In your part of Responsibility's who do you want to be with, GOD or the Devil. Sometimes certain friends and family can causes us not to walk up right with the lord. Its not other people to save us it is GOD through Jesus Christ. When we respond to the cry he altered in our hearts he place there from the time he called us unto himself. He will bring that deliverance according to his word.

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