New International Version
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
King James Bible
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
Darby Bible Translation
And I made sackcloth my garment: then I became a proverb to them.
World English Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
Young's Literal Translation
And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up - The strong desire to promote thy glory has absorbed all others. All the desires of my body and soul are wrapped up in this. This verse is very properly applied to our Lord, John 2:17, who went about doing good; and gave up his life, not only for the redemption of man, but to "magnify the law, and make it honorable."
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LibraryMessiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
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 …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
1 Kings 20:31
His officials said to him, "Look, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful. Let us go to the king of Israel with sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life."
"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.
"God has made me a byword to everyone, a man in whose face people spit.
"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.
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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