New American Standard Bible
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
King James Bible
Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
Darby Bible Translation
Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants that I bear in my bosom that of all the mighty peoples --
World English Bible
Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,
Young's Literal Translation
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Thy servants, I have borne in my bosom all the strivings of the peoples,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants - Remember this, so as to cause it to pass away; he not forgetful or unmindful of this. Compare Psalm 89:47. The psalmist desired that all this might be before the mind of God as a reason why he should help him. These promises had been made to David and his people. They had relied on them, and they were now reproached as having trusted to promises which had never been made. This reproach was consequent on what seemed to be the failure to fulfill those promises; and as this reproach came upon God, and was a reflection on his fidelity, the psalmist prays that he would allow it to come before him.
How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people - literally, "I bear in my bosom all the many people." That is, everything that pertained to them came upon him. All their troubles; all their reverses; all their complaints; all their murmurings, seemed to come upon him. He was held responsible for everything pertaining to them; all this pressed upon his heart. Compare the bitter complaint of Moses in Numbers 11:11-15. The phrase "to bear in the bosom" here, is equivalent to bearing it on the heart. Trouble, anxiety, care, sorrow, seem to press on the heart, or fill the bosom with distressing emotions, and lay on it a heavy burden. The allusion here is not merely to reproach, but the meaning is that everything pertaining to the people came on him, and it crushed him down. The burdens of his own people, as well as the reproaches of all around him, came upon him; and he felt that he was not able to bear it.
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For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.
You have heard their reproach, O LORD, All their schemes against me.
"I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer," declares the Lord GOD.'"
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