Psalm 123:4
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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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Clarke'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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with the scorning

Psalm 73:5-9 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men...

Psalm 119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law.

Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.

Jeremiah 48:11,27,29 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel...

Acts 17:21,32 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)...

Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things to this day.

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But 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 [2650] 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." [2651] It is not therefore that "patience of the poor" which
St. Augustine—On Patience

Cross References
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.

Nehemiah 2:19
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?"

Nehemiah 4:4
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.

Job 12:5
Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

Psalm 79:4
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.

Isaiah 32:9
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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