Psalm 59:8
New International Version
But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.

New Living Translation
But LORD, you laugh at them. You scoff at all the hostile nations.

English Standard Version
But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.

Berean Study Bible
But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.

King James Bible
But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

New King James Version
But You, O LORD, shall laugh at them; You shall have all the nations in derision.

New American Standard Bible
But You, LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.

NASB 1995
But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.

NASB 1977
But Thou, O LORD, dost laugh at them; Thou dost scoff at all the nations.

Amplified Bible
But You, O LORD, will laugh at them [in scorn]; You scoff at and deride all the nations.

Christian Standard Bible
But you laugh at them, LORD; you ridicule all the nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But You laugh at them, LORD; You ridicule all the nations.

American Standard Version
But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; Thou wilt have all the nations in derision.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you, LORD JEHOVAH, laugh at them, and mock at all the nations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou, Lord, wilt laugh them to scorn; thou wilt utterly set at nought all the heathen.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD, laugh at them and sneer at the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing.

Good News Translation
But you laugh at them, LORD; you mock all the heathen.

International Standard Version
But you, LORD, will laugh at them; you will mock all the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.

Literal Standard Version
And You, O YHWH, laugh at them, You mock at all the nations.

New American Bible
But you, LORD, laugh at them; you deride all the nations.

NET Bible
But you, O LORD, laugh in disgust at them; you taunt all the nations.

New Revised Standard Version
But you laugh at them, O LORD; you hold all the nations in derision.

New Heart English Bible
But you, LORD, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.

World English Bible
But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah dost laugh at them, Thou dost mock at all the nations.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Deliver Me From My Enemies
7See what they spew from their mouths—sharp words from their lips: “For who can hear us?” 8But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations. 9I will keep watch for You, O my strength, because You, O God, are my fortress.…

Cross References
Psalm 2:4
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord taunts them.

Psalm 37:13
but the Lord laughs, seeing that their day is coming.

Proverbs 1:26
in turn I will mock your calamity; I will sneer when terror strikes you,


Treasury of Scripture

But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the heathen in derision.

Thou

Psalm 2:4
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 37:13
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

1 Samuel 19:15,16
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him…

heathen

Psalm 59:5
Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

Matthew 18:17
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.











(8) Laugh.--Comp. Psalm 2:4, Note. Probably the same contrast is intended in these clauses as in Psalm 59:5.

Verse 8. - But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them (comp. Psalm 2:4). Thou shalt have all the heathen in derision (see the comment on ver. 5, and particularly the explanation there given of "all the heathen").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But You,
וְאַתָּ֣ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

laugh
תִּשְׂחַק־ (tiś·ḥaq-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

at them;
לָ֑מוֹ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

You scoff
תִּ֝לְעַ֗ג (til·‘aḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3932: To deride, to speak unintelligibly

at all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the nations.
גּוֹיִֽם׃ (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts


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