Psalms 38:5

“My wounds stinke, and are corrupt: because of my foolishnesse.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

My wounds stink [and] are corrupt because of my foolishness.
- King James Version

My wounds grow foul {and} fester Because of my folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My wounds are poisoned and evil-smelling, because of my foolish behaviour.
- Basic English Bible

My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.
- Darby Bible

My wounds are offensive, and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
- Webster's Bible

My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.
- World English Bible

Stunk -- become corrupt have my wounds, Because of my folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(38:6) My wounds are noisome, they fester, because of my foolishness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 38:5

38:5 Foolishness - Sin.

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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