New International Version
May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
King James Bible
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all that hate Zion;
World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and turned backward, all those who hate Zion.
Young's Literal Translation
Confounded and turn backward do all hating Zion.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let them all be confounded - They shall be confounded. They who hate Zion, the Church of God, hate God himself; and all such must be dealt with as enemies, and be utterly confounded.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.
May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!"
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