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.

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.

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.

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 O Lord, even unto all those that shall live, in these fifteen years I shall proclaim the life of my spirit in them and how thou caused me to sleep, and afterwards hast given me life. 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 the grave shall not confess thee, nor shall death praise thee; nor shall those that go down into the pit wait for thy truth.



Cross References

Psalm 30:3

O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol; thou gavest me life from my descent into the grave.

Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am he that uproots thy rebellions for mine own sake and will not remember thy sins.

Jeremiah 31:34

And they shall no longer teach every man his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, said the LORD, for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Psalm 86:13

For great is thy mercy upon me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest part of Sheol.

Jonah 2:6

I descended to the roots of the mountains; the earth put her bars about me for ever; yet thou hast brought up my life out of the grave, O LORD my God.

Job 3:25-26

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job 29:18

Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Psalm 10:2

The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalm 30:6-7

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up also out of the pit of hopelessness, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and straightened my steps.

Psalm 85:2

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Psalm 88:4-6

I am counted with those that go down into the pit; I am as a man that has no strength:

Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like unto thee that pardons iniquity, and passes over the rebellion with the remnant of his heritage? He did not retain his anger for ever because he delights in mercy.

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