New International Version
We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.
King James Bible
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
Darby Bible Translation
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, with the contempt of the proud.
World English Bible
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud. A Song of Ascents. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
Greatly hath our soul been filled With the scorning of the easy ones, With the contempt of the arrogant!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Those that are at ease - The Babylonians, who, having subdued all the people of the neighboring nations, lived at ease, had none to contend with them, and now became luxurious, indolent, and insolent: they were contemptuous and proud.
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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
1 Samuel 17:42
He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.
But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. "What is this you are doing?" they asked. "Are you rebelling against the king?"
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.
Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
You women who are so complacent, rise up and listen to me; you daughters who feel secure, hear what I have to say!
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