Psalm 44:14
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New International Version
You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.

New Living Translation
You have made us the butt of their jokes; they shake their heads at us in scorn.

English Standard Version
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

New American Standard Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

King James Bible
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You make us a joke among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

International Standard Version
You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us.

NET Bible
You made us an object of ridicule among the nations; foreigners treat us with contempt.

New Heart English Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have made us a proverb among the Gentiles and a shaking of the head among the peoples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You made our [defeat] a proverb among the nations so that people shake their heads at us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost make us a byword among the nations,
            A laughingstock among the peoples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou makest us a byword among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the people.

King James 2000 Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the people.

American King James Version
You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

American Standard Version
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles : a shaking of the head among the people.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

English Revised Version
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

World English Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.
Study Bible
Redeem Us
13You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us. 14You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples. 15All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

2 Kings 19:21
"This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: 'She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!

Job 17:6
"But He has made me a byword of the people, And I am one at whom men spit.

Psalm 64:8
So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.

Psalm 69:11
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Psalm 109:25
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.

Jeremiah 24:9
I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not observed what this people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD chose, He has rejected them'? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they as a nation in their sight.

Ezekiel 22:4
"You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and defiled by your idols which you have made. Thus you have brought your day near and have come to your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mocking to all the lands.

Ezekiel 36:3
therefore prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people."'"
Treasury of Scripture

You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

by-word

Deuteronomy 28:37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among …

1 Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; …

2 Chronicles 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have …

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the …

shaking

Psalm 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they …

2 Kings 19:21 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin …

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, …

Isaiah 37:22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, …

Lamentations 2:15-17 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their …

(14) Shaking of the head.--Comp. Psalm 22:7.

Verse 14. - Thou makest us a byword among the heathen (comp. Job 17:6; Jeremiah 24:9). A shaking of the head among the people; rather, among the peoples (comp. Psalm 22:7). Thou makest us a byword among the Heathen,.... Among the Papists, as the Jews were among the Gentiles, Deuteronomy 28:37; calling them schismatics, heretics, fanatics, and what not?

a shaking of the head among the people; by way of indignation, scorn, and contempt; see Psalm 22:7. 44:9-16 The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. At such times the people of God will be ready to fear that he has cast them off, and that his name and truth will be dishonoured. But they should look above the instruments of their trouble, to God, well knowing that their worst enemies have no power against them, but what is permitted from above.
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