Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

but thou hast in love
חשׁק 
Chashaq 
Usage: 11

to my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

delivered it from the pit
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

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Hezekiah's Illness

16 "My Lord is against them, yet they live, and among all of them who live is his spirit. Now you have restored me to health, so let me live! 17 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. 18 For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.



Cross References

Psalm 30:3

LORD, you brought me from death; you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.

Isaiah 43:25

"I, I am the one who blots out your transgression for my own sake, and I'll remember your sins no more.

Jeremiah 31:34

No longer will a person teach his neighbor or his relative: "Know the LORD.' Instead, they'll all know me, from the least to the greatest of them," declares the LORD. "Indeed, I'll forgive their iniquity, and I'll remember their sin no more."

Psalm 86:13

For great is your gracious love to me; you've delivered me from the depths of Sheol.

Jonah 2:6

I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth's prison bars closed around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead from the Pit, LORD my God!

Job 3:25-26

For the dreaded thing that I feared has happened to me, what caused me to worry has engulfed me.

Job 29:18

"I used to say: "I will die in my home. I'm going to live as many days as there are grains of sand on the shore.

Psalm 10:2

The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises.

Psalm 30:6-7

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

Psalm 40:2

He plucked me out of a pit of confusion, even out of the quicksand; he placed my feet on a rock and established my steps.

Psalm 85:2

You took away the iniquity of your people, forgiving all their sins Interlude

Psalm 88:4-6

I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,

Micah 7:18-19

Is there any God like you, forgiving iniquity, passing over transgressions by the survivors who are your heritage? He is not angry forever, because he delights in gracious love.

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