Isaiah 38:17



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

King James Version

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

International Standard Version

Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.

A Conservative Version

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness. But thou have by love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption. For thou have cast all my sins behind thy back.

American Standard Version

Behold, it was for my peace that I had great bitterness: But thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; For thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Amplified

Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Bible in Basic English

See, in place of peace my soul had bitter sorrow. but you have kept back my soul from the underworld; for you have put all my sins out of your memory.

Darby Translation

Behold, instead of peace I had bitterness upon bitterness; but thou hast in love delivered my soul from the pit of destruction; for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Holman Bible

Indeed, it was for [my own] welfare that I had such great bitterness; but Your love [has delivered] me from the Pit of destruction, for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness; but it has pleased thee to deliver my life from the pit of corruption, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, for peace bitterness, to me bitterness: and thou didst cleave to my soul from the pit of destruction: and thou didst cast all my sin behind my back

King James 2000

Behold, for my peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! Bitterness was bitter to me for peace. And you were the one who loved my life from [the] pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I had great bitterness for peace; but You loved my soul from the pit of destruction. You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, bitter as gall was my pensiveness: so sore longed I for health. And it was thy pleasure to deliver me from the filthy pit: for thou it is, O Lord, that hath cast all my sins behind thy back.

NET Bible

"Look, the grief I experienced was for my benefit. You delivered me from the pit of oblivion. For you removed all my sins from your sight.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

New simplified Bible

Yes, it was for my benefit that I suffered such distress. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction. You have put (thrown) (hurled) all my sins behind your back.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! for well-being, I had bitterness - bitterness, - But, thou, cleaving unto my soul, hast raised me from the pit of corruption, For thou hast cast, behind thy back all my sins.

Webster

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

World English Bible

Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, to peace He changed for me bitterness, And Thou hast delighted in my soul without corruption, For Thou hast cast behind Thy back all my sins.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

מרה מר 
Mar 
Usage: 38

but thou hast in love
חשׁק 
Chashaq 
Usage: 11

to my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 23

בּלי 
B@liy 
not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption
Usage: 56

for thou hast cast
שׁלך 
Shalak 
Usage: 125

all my sins
חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Isaiah 38:17

Context Readings

Hezekiah's Illness

16 "O Lord, by these things men live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; O restore me to health and let me live! 17 "Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. 18 "For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.



Cross References

Psalm 30:3

O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.

Isaiah 43:25

"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

Jeremiah 31:34

"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

Psalm 86:13

For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Jonah 2:6

"I descended to the roots of the mountains The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

Job 3:25-26

"For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.

Job 29:18

"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Psalm 30:6-7

Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Psalm 85:2

You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.

Psalm 88:4-6

I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.



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