New American Standard Bible
Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face.
King James Bible
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
Darby Bible Translation
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.
World English Bible
Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.
Young's Literal Translation
For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach - In thy cause; in defense of thy truth; because I have professed to be a friend of God. The true reason why these calamities have come upon me is that I have been thy professed friend, and have endeavored to do my duty to thee. The reproach connected with religion in a world of sin, or where true religion is hated, has fallen on me.
Shame hath covered my face - The idea here is not that he had himself been ashamed of religion or of the service of God, but that he had suffered shame, derision, reproach among people for his professed attachment to the truth. Compare Psalm 44:15-16.
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O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You."
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD'S house.
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