New International Version
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt.
King James Bible
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Darby Bible Translation
Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
World English Bible
Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
Young's Literal Translation
Favour us, O Jehovah, favour us, For greatly have we been filled with contempt,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have mercy upon us, O Lord - Chastise us no more; we will no more revolt against thee.
We are exceedingly filled with contempt - We not only suffer grievously from our captivity, but are treated in the most contemptuous maner by our masters.
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LibraryBut Concerning True Patience, Worthy of the Name of this virtue...
12. But concerning true patience, worthy of the name of this virtue, whence it is to be had, must now be inquired. For there are some  who attribute it to the strength of the human will, not which it hath by Divine assistance, but which it hath of free-will. Now this error is a proud one: for it is the error of them which abound, of whom it is said in the Psalm, "A scornful reproof to them which abound, and a despising to the proud."  It is not therefore that "patience of the poor" which …
St. Augustine—On Patience
Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations.
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