My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.
My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.
The cuts in my flesh stink and grow maggots because I've lived so badly.
My wounds are poisoned and evil-smelling, because of my foolish behaviour.
My wounds grow foul and fester because of my foolishness;
My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn The reference to wounds may be an extension of the metaphorical language of v. 2. The psalmist pictures himself as one whose flesh is ripped and torn by arrows.
2 tn Heb “my wounds stink, they are festering” (cf. NEB).
3 tn Heb “from before my foolishness.”