New American Standard Bible
"And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.
King James Bible
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
Darby Bible Translation
And now I am their song, yea, I am their byword.
World English Bible
"Now I have become their song. Yes, I am a byword to them.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And now am I their song - See Job 17:6; compare Psalm 69:12, "I was the song of the drunkards;" Lamentations 3:14, "I was a derision to all my people, and their song all the day." The sense is, that they made Job and his calamities the subject of low jesting, and treated him with contempt. His name and sufferings would be introduced into their scurrilous songs to give them pith and point, and to show how much they despised him now.
Yea, I am their by-word - See the notes at Job 17:6.
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Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
"I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.
"But He has made me a byword of the people, And I am one at whom men spit.
"Fools, even those without a name, They were scourged from the land.
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
I have become a laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking song all the day.
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
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