Psalms 69:7-9

69:7 For I suffer humiliation for your sake

and am thoroughly disgraced.

69:8 My own brothers treat me like a stranger;

they act as if I were a foreigner.

69:9 Certainly zeal for your house consumes me;

I endure the insults of those who insult you.

tn Heb “carry, bear.”

tn Heb “on account of you.”

tn Heb “and shame covers my face.”

tn Heb “and I am estranged to my brothers, and a foreigner to the sons of my mother.”

tn Or “for.” This verse explains that the psalmist’s suffering is due to his allegiance to God.

tn Or “devotion to.”

sn God’s house, the temple, here represents by metonymy God himself.

tn Heb “the insults of those who insult you fall upon me.”

sn Jn 2:17 applies the first half of this verse to Jesus’ ministry in the context of John’s account of Jesus cleansing the temple.