Psalms 38:20

“They also that render euill for good, are mine aduersaries: because I follow the thing that good is.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow [the thing that] good [is].
- King James Version

And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They give me back evil for good; they are my haters because I go after the thing which is right.
- Basic English Bible

And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me; because I pursue what is good.
- Darby Bible

They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good.
- Webster's Bible

They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow what is good.
- World English Bible

And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(38:21) They also that repay evil for good are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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