New International Version
"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now am I their song - I am the subject of their mirth, and serve as a proverb or by-word. They use me with every species of indignity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
"I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
"God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
A base and nameless brood, they were driven out of the land.
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
"All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us.
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