Parallel Verses

Amplified


When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced within [as with the fang of an adder],

New American Standard Bible

When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced within,

King James Version

Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Holman Bible

When I became embittered
and my innermost being was wounded,

International Standard Version

When I chose to be bitter I was emotionally pained.

A Conservative Version

For my soul was grieved, and I was pricked in my heart.

American Standard Version

For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart:

Bible in Basic English

My heart was made bitter, and I was pained by the bite of grief:

Darby Translation

When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,

Julia Smith Translation

For my heart will be embittered, and my loins were hard.

King James 2000

Thus my soul was grieved, and I was pierced in my heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When my heart was embittered and I felt stabbed in my kidneys,

Modern King James verseion

For my heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thus my heart was grieved, and it went even through my veins.

NET Bible

Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.

New Heart English Bible

For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.

The Emphasized Bible

But my heart had grown embittered, And, in my reins, had I received wounds;

Webster

Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

World English Bible

For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,

References

Hastings

Prayers for Psalm 73:21

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

20
Like a dream [which seems real] until one awakens,
O Lord, when stirred, [You observe the wicked], You will despise their image.
21 
When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced within [as with the fang of an adder],
22
Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.


Cross References

Job 16:13


“His arrows surround me.
He pierces my kidneys (vital organs) without mercy;
He pours out my gall on the ground.

Psalm 37:1

Do not worry because of evildoers,
Nor be envious toward wrongdoers;

Psalm 37:7


Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him;
Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 73:3


For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Lamentations 3:13


He has caused the arrows of His quiver
To enter my inner parts.

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