Psalm 69:12 {68:13}
Good News Translation
They talk about me in the streets, and drunkards make up songs about me.

New Revised Standard Version
I am the subject of gossip for those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.

Contemporary English Version
Rulers and judges gossip about me, and drunkards make up songs to mock me.

New American Bible
Those who sit in the gate gossip about me; drunkards make me the butt of songs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.


Deuteronomy 16:18 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment,

Matthew 27:12,13,20,41,42,62,63 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. . . .

Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king.

Acts 4:26,27 The kings of the earth stood up: and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ. . . .

I was

Psalm 35:15,16 But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not. . . .

Job 30:8,9 The children of foolish and base men, and not appearing at all upon the earth. . . .

Mark 15:17-19 And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him. . . .

drunkards [heb.

Daniel 5:2-4,23 And being now drunk, he commanded that they should bring the vessels of gold and silver, which Nabuchodonosor, his father, had brought away out of the temple, that was in Jerusalem, that the king and his nobles, and his wives, and his concubines, might drink in them. . . .

The Waters Are Up to My Neck
11And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them. 12They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.13But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:1
And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of the city. And seeing them, he rose up and went to meet them: and worshipped prostrate to the ground.

Ruth 4:1
Then Booz went up to the gate, and sat there. And when he had seen the kinsman going by, of whom he had spoken before, he said to him, calling him by his name: Turn aside for a little while, and sit down here. He turned aside, and sat down.

Job 30:9
Now I am turned into their song, and am become their byword.

Psalm 69:11
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