Psalm 31:11
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Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.

King James Bible
I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

Darby Bible Translation
More than to all mine oppressors, I am become exceedingly a reproach, even to my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that see me without flee from me.

World English Bible
Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors, A fear to my acquaintances. Those who saw me on the street fled from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Among all mine adversaries I have been a reproach, And to my neighbours exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintances, Those seeing me without -- fled from me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I was a reproach - When proscribed at the court of Saul, my enemies triumphed, and loaded me with execrations; my neighbors considered me as a dangerous man, now deservedlJr driven from society; my acquaintance, who knew me best, were afraid to hold any communication with me; and they who saw me in my exile avoided me as if affected with a contagious disorder,

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I was

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Psalm 69:19,20 You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: my adversaries are all before you...

Psalm 89:50,51 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people...

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors...

Isaiah 53:4,5 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted...

Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

especially

Psalm 38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Psalm 41:8,9 An evil disease, say they, sticks fast to him: and now that he lies he shall rise up no more...

Psalm 88:8,18 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth...

Job 19:13,14 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me...

Jeremiah 12:6 For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes...

Micah 7:6 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law...

Matthew 10:21,22 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents...

a fear

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Job 6:21-23 For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid...

Matthew 26:56,74 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled...

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

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Goodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Lying Vanities'
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.'--JONAH 11. 8. Jonah's refusal to obey the divine command to go to Nineveh and cry against it is best taken, not as prosaic history, but as a poetical representation of Israel's failure to obey the divine call of witnessing for God. In like manner, his being cast into the sea and swallowed by the great fish, is a poetic reproduction, for homiletical purposes, of Israel's sufferings at the hands of the heathen whom it had failed to warn. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
On Psalm xxxi. 22. Of the Triumph of the Christian Faith. The mercy of God is not so "marvellous" when it is shown in humbler cities as when it is shown in "a strong city," [1389] and for this reason "God is to be blessed."
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

My Spirit on Thy Care
[861]Emmaus: [862]St. Michael: Louis Bourgeois, 1551; Arr. William Crotch, 1836 Psalm 31 Henry F. Lyte, 1834 My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Cross References
Job 19:13
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

Psalm 38:11
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

Psalm 69:8
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;

Psalm 69:19
You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.

Psalm 88:8
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

Psalm 88:18
You have taken from me friend and neighbor-- darkness is my closest friend.

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