New International Version
I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
King James Bible
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
Darby Bible Translation
I am become a derision to all my people; their song all the day.
World English Bible
I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been a derision to all my people, Their song all the day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The arrows of his quiver - בני אשפתו beney ashpatho, "The sons of his quiver." The issue or effect; the subject, adjunct, or accident, or produce of a thing, is frequently denominated its son or child. So arrows that issue from a quiver are here termed the sons of the quiver.
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"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.
You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.
Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.
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