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Psalms 69:7-9


69:7 For I suffer 1  humiliation for your sake 2 

and am thoroughly disgraced. 3 

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

they act as if I were a foreigner. 4 

69:9 Certainly 5  zeal for 6  your house 7  consumes me;

I endure the insults of those who insult you. 8 

1 tn Heb “carry, bear.”

2 tn Heb “on account of you.”

3 tn Heb “and shame covers my face.”

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

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

6 tn Or “devotion to.”

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

8 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.

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