New American Standard Bible
For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.
King James Bible
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
Darby Bible Translation
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and they talk for the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.
World English Bible
For they persecute him whom you have wounded. They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt.
Young's Literal Translation
For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy pierced ones.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten - That is, instead of pitying one who is afflicted of God, or showing compassion for him, they "add" to his sorrows by their own persecutions. The psalmist was suffering as under the hand of God. He needed sympathy from others in his trials. Instead of that, however, he found only reproaches, opposition, persecution, calumny. There was an entire want of sympathy and kindness. There was a disposition to take advantage of the fact that he was suffering at the hand of God, to increase his sorrows in all ways in which they could do it.
And they talk to the grief of those - What they say adds to their sorrow. They speak of the character of those who are afflicted; they allege that the affliction is the punishment of some crime which they have committed; they take advantage of any expressions of impatience which they may let fall in their affliction to charge them with being of a rebellious spirit, or regard it as proof that they are destitute of all true piety. See the notes at Psalm 41:5-8. It was this which added so much to the affliction of Job. His professed friends, instead of sympathizing with him, endeavored to prove that the fact that he suffered so much at the hand of God demonstrated that he was a hypocrite; and the expressions of impatience which he uttered in his trial, instead of leading them to sympathize with him, only tended to confirm them in this belief.
Whom thou hast wounded - literally, as in the margin, "thy wounded." That is, of those whom "thou" hast afflicted. The reference is to the psalmist himself as afflicted by God, while, at the same time, he makes the remark general by saying that this was their character; this was what they were accustomed to do.
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2 Chronicles 28:9
But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, "Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has even reached heaven.
"Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
"But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster."
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