We have become an object of disdain to our neighbors; those who live on our borders taunt and insult us. 1
You made us 1 an object of disdain to our neighbors; those who live on our borders taunt and insult us. 2
For I suffer 1 humiliation for your sake 2 and am thoroughly disgraced. 3
All who pass by 1 have robbed him; he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors.
I am disdained by them. 1 When they see me, they shake their heads. 2
Spare me 1 shame and humiliation, for I observe your rules.
When a wicked person 1 arrives, contempt 2 shows up with him, and with shame comes 3 a reproach.
“As for those who grieve because they cannot attend the festivals – I took them away from you; they became tribute and were a source of shame to you. 1
Their insults are painful 1 and make me lose heart; 2 I look 3 for sympathy, but receive none, 4 for comforters, but find none.
May my accusers be humiliated and defeated! May those who want to harm me 1 be covered with scorn and disgrace!
They said to them, “We cannot give 1 our sister to a man who is not circumcised, for it would be a disgrace 2 to us.
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “The only way I will make a treaty with you is if you let me gouge out the right eye of every one of you and in so doing humiliate all Israel!”
Because of all my enemies, people disdain me; 1 my neighbors are appalled by my suffering 2 – those who know me are horrified by my condition; 3 those who see me in the street run away from me.
I said, 1 “Lord, you know how I suffer. 2 Take thought of me and care for me. Pay back for me those who have been persecuting me. Do not be so patient with them that you allow them to kill me. Be mindful of how I have put up with their insults for your sake.
‘We 1 are ashamed because we have been insulted. 2 Our faces show our disgrace. 3 For foreigners have invaded the holy rooms 4 in the Lord’s temple.’
You will be 1 an object of scorn and taunting, 2 a prime example of destruction 3 among the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger and raging fury. 4 I, the Lord, have spoken!
David asked the men who were standing near him, “What will be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and frees Israel from this humiliation? 1 For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God?”
Then I said to them, “You see the problem that we have: Jerusalem is desolate and its gates are burned. Come on! Let’s rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that this reproach will not continue.”
you are guilty because of the blood you shed and defiled by the idols you made. You have hastened the day of your doom; 1 the end of your years has come. 2 Therefore I will make 3 you an object of scorn to the nations, an object to be mocked by all lands.
The Lord responded 1 to his people, “Look! I am about to restore your grain 2 as well as fresh wine and olive oil. You will be fully satisfied. 3 I will never again make you an object of mockery among the nations.