those who live on our borders taunt and insult us. 2
foreigners treat us with contempt. 5
and am overwhelmed with shame, 7
44:16 before the vindictive enemy
who ridicules and insults me. 8
1 tn The prefixed verbal form is a preterite (without vav [ו] consecutive).
2 tn Heb “an [object of] taunting and [of] mockery to those around us.”
3 tn The prefixed verbal form is a preterite (without vav [ו] consecutive).
4 tn Heb “a proverb,” or “[the subject of] a mocking song.”
6 tn Heb “all the day my humiliation [is] in front of me.”
7 tn Heb “and the shame of my face covers me.”