New American Standard Bible
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons.
King James Bible
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
Darby Bible Translation
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's sons;
World English Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.
Young's Literal Translation
A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am become a stranger unto my brethren - That is, They treat me as they would a stranger; as one in whom they have no interest, and whom they regard with no friendship. Compare the notes at Psalm 31:11.
And an alien unto my mother's children - A foreigner; one of another tribe or nation; one to whom they were bound by no tie of relationship. The allusion in the language "unto my mother's children" is intended to denote the most intimate relationship. In families where a man had many wives, as was common among the Hebrews, the nearest relationship would be denoted by being of the same "mother" rather than of the same "father." See the notes at Psalm 50:20. The same thing occurs also where polygamy is not practiced, in cases where a man has married more wives than one. The idea of the psalmist here, therefore, is, that his nearest relatives treated him as if he were a stranger and a foreigner. Compare Job 19:13-19.
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"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.
Song of Solomon 1:6
"Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."
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