Psalm 79:12
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New International Version
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.

King James Bible
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And render unto our neighbours, sevenfold into their bosom, their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

World English Bible
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn Thou back to our neighbours, Sevenfold unto their bosom, their reproach, Wherewith they reproached Thee, O Lord.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sevenfold into their bosom - That is, Let them get in this world what they deserve for the cruelties they have inflicted on us. Let them suffer in captivity, who now have us in bondage. Probably this is a prediction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

render

Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark on Cain...

Leviticus 26:21,28 And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins...

Isaiah 65:5-7 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Jeremiah 32:18 You show loving kindness to thousands, and recompense the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great...

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom...

wherewith

Psalm 44:16 For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

Psalm 74:18-22 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed your name...

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The Attack on the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) A Greek Warrior] But troubled times came again to Jerusalem. The great empires of Babylon and Assyria had passed away for ever, exactly as the prophets of Israel had foretold; but new powers had arisen in the world, and the great nations fought together so constantly that all the smaller countries, and with them the Kingdom of Judah, changed hands very often. At last Alexander the Great managed to make himself master of all the countries of the then-known world. Alexander
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
[Sidenote: Israel's literature at the beginning of the fourth century before Christ] Could we have studied the scriptures of the Israelitish race about 400 B.C., we should have classified them under four great divisions: (1) The prophetic writings, represented by the combined early Judean, Ephraimite, and late prophetic or Deuteronomic narratives, and their continuation in Samuel and Kings, together with the earlier and exilic prophecies; (2) the legal, represented by the majority of the Old Testament
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Genesis 4:15
But the LORD said to him, "Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

Leviticus 26:21
"'If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.

Leviticus 26:28
then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.

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.

Psalm 12:6
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

Psalm 35:13
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

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