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Psalms 32:4

    Psalms 32:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the weight of your hand was on me day and night; my body became dry like the earth in summer. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

    World English Bible

    For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 32:4

    For day and night - I found no relief even at night. The burden was constant, and was insupportable.

    Thy hand was heavy upon me - Thy hand seemed to press me down. It weighed upon me. See Job 13:21; Psalm 39:10. It was the remembrance of guilt that troubled him, but that seemed to him to be the hand of God. It was God who brought that guilt to his recollection; and God "kept" the recollection of it before his mind, and on his heart and conscience, so that he could not throw it off.

    My moisture - The word used here - לשׁד leshad - means properly "juice" or "sap," as in a tree; and then, "vital-moisture," or, as we should say, "life-blood." Then it comes to denote vigour or strength.

    Is turned into the drought of summer - Is, as it were, all dried up. I am - that is, I was at the time referred to - like plants in the heat of summer, in a time of drought, when all moisture of rain or dew is withheld, and when they dry up and wither. Nothing could more strikingly represent the distress of mind under long-continued conviction of sin, when all strength and vigour seem to waste away.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 32:4

    32:4 Hand - Thy afflicting hand. My moisture - Was dried up.