New International Version
the taunts with which your enemies, LORD, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
King James Bible
Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherewith thine enemies, O Jehovah, have reproached, wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
World English Bible
With which your enemies have mocked, Yahweh, with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.
Young's Literal Translation
Wherewith Thine enemies reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached The steps of Thine anointed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed - They search into the whole history of thy people; they trace it up to the earliest times; and they find we have been disobedient and rebellious; and on this account we suffer much, alas, deserved reproach. The Chaldee gives this clause a singular turn: "Thy enemies have reproached the slowness of the footsteps of the feet of thy Messiah, O Lord. We have trusted in him as our great Deliverer, and have been daily in expectation of his coming: but there is no deliverer, and our enemies mock our confidence." This expectation seems now wholly abandoned by the Jews: they have rejected the true Messiah, and the ground of their expectation of another is now cut off. When will they turn unto the Lord? When shall the veil be taken away from their hearts?
"Bend by thy grace, O bend or break
The iron sinew in their neck!"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever?
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people's disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
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