When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.
When I weep and fast before the LORD, they scoff at me.
When I poured myself out in prayer and fasting, All it got me was more contempt.
My bitter weeping, and my going without food, were turned to my shame.
When I humbled my soul with fasting, they insulted me for doing so.
When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, That became my reproach.
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1 sn Fasting was a practice of mourners. By refraining from normal activities such as eating food, the mourner demonstrated the sincerity of his sorrow.
2 tn Heb “and it becomes insults to me.”