We have endured much scorn from the arrogant, much contempt from the proud.
Cross References1 Samuel 17:42
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome.
When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard about this, they mocked us and ridiculed us, saying, "What is this you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"
Hear us, O God, for we are despised. Turn their scorn back upon their own heads, and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.
The one at ease despises misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those around us.
Remove my scorn and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.
Stand up, you complacent women; listen to me. Give ear to my word, you overconfident daughters.
Shudder, you ladies of leisure; tremble, you daughters of complacency. Strip yourselves bare and put sackcloth around your waists.
I am a laughingstock to all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel and tell the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I have spoken in My burning zeal because you have endured the reproach of the nations.'
Woe to those at ease in Zion and those secure on Mount Samaria, the distinguished ones of the foremost nation, to whom the house of Israel comes.
but I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease. For I was a little angry, but they have increased the calamity.'
Chapter Outline1. The godly profess their confidence in God
3. And pray to be delivered from contempt
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with the scorning
Jeremiah 48:11, 27, 29
Acts 17:21, 32
1 Corinthians 4:13
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