Psalm 70:3
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New International Version
May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.

King James Bible
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!

World English Bible
Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!"

Young's Literal Translation
Let them turn back because of their shame, Who are saying, 'Aha, aha.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That say, Aha, aha - האה האה Heach! heach! a note of supreme contempt. See on Psalm 40:15 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say to me, Aha, aha.

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the middle...

Aha, aha. [] [], a note of extreme contempt; marking insult and triumph at the same time.

Psalm 35:21,25 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it...

Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles...

Ezekiel 25:3 And say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus said the Lord GOD; Because you said, Aha, against my sanctuary...

Ezekiel 26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned to me...

Ezekiel 36:2 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because the enemy has said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:

Our Watchword
You will observe that in this, and in the fortieth Psalm, this holy saying is put in opposition to the ungodly speeches of persecutors. The wicked say, "Aha, aha," therefore let those who love God's salvation have a common watchword with which to silence the malicious mockeries of the ungodly; let them say, "LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED." The earnestness of the wicked should be a stimulus to the fervency of the righteous. Surely, if God's enemies do not spare blasphemy and profanity, if they are always upon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Whether a Man May Merit Restoration after a Fall?
Objection 1: It would seem that anyone may merit for himself restoration after a fall. For what a man may justly ask of God, he may justly merit. Now nothing may more justly be besought of God than to be restored after a fall, as Augustine says [*Cf. Ennar. i super Ps. lxx.], according to Ps. 70:9: "When my strength shall fail, do not Thou forsake me." Hence a man may merit to be restored after a fall. Objection 2: Further, a man's works benefit himself more than another. Now a man may, to some extent,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Psalm 35:21
They sneer at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."

Psalm 40:15
May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.

Psalm 70:4
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, "The LORD is great!"

Psalm 129:5
May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.

Ezekiel 25:3
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you said "Aha!" over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,

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