New International Version
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;
King James Bible
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
Darby Bible Translation
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's sons;
World English Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.
Young's Literal Translation
A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thy sake I have borne reproach - The Gentiles have said, "Why such an obstinate attachment to the worship of a Being who treats you so rigorously, and who interests not himself in your comfort and deliverance?" And in these cutting reproaches some of the ungodly Jews took a part: "I am an alien to my mother's children."
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Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
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Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
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.
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
Song of Solomon 1:6
Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect.
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.
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