13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

Other Translations of Psalm 35:13

King James Version

13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled humbled: or, afflicted my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

English Standard Version

13 But I, when they were sick-- I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowedOr my prayer shall turn back on my chest.

The Message

13 When they were sick, I dressed in black; instead of eating, I prayed.

New King James Version

13 But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart.

New Living Translation

13 Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I denied myself by fasting for them, but my prayers returned unanswered.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 35:13

Commentary on Psalm 35:11-16

(Read Psalm 35:11-16)

Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. Herein he was a type of Christ. David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. Let us learn to possess our souls in patience and meekness like David, or rather after Christ's example.