Psalm 69:11
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New International Version
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.

New Living Translation
When I dress in burlap to show sorrow, they make fun of me.

English Standard Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

New American Standard Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

King James Bible
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Christian Standard Bible
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.

Contemporary English Version
They sneered at me for wearing sackcloth to show my sorrow.

Good News Translation
I dress myself in clothes of mourning, and they laugh at me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.

International Standard Version
When I dressed in sackcloth, I became an object of gossip among them.

NET Bible
I wear sackcloth and they ridicule me.

New Heart English Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have made my clothes sackcloth and I have been a proverb to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I dressed myself in sackcloth, but I became the object of ridicule.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I made sackcloth also my garment, And I became a byword unto them.

New American Standard 1977
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I made sackcloth also my garment, and I became a proverb to them.

King James 2000 Bible
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

American King James Version
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

American Standard Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And I made sackcloth my garment: then I became a proverb to them.

English Revised Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a proverb unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
I made sackcloth also my garment; and 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.
Study Bible
I Endure Scorn for Your Sake
10When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach. 11When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. 12Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.…
Cross References
Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

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.

1 Kings 20:31
His servants said to him, "Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, please let us put sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save your life."

Job 16:15
"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin And thrust my horn in the dust.

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

Job 30:9
"And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.

Psalm 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.

Psalm 44:14
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

I made

Psalm 35:13,14 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I …

Isaiah 20:2 At the same time spoke the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, …

Isaiah 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Joel 1:8,13 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth…

I became

Psalm 44:13,14 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to …

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; …

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

Verse 11. - I made sackcloth also my garment (see Psalm 30:12; Psalm 35:13); and I became a proverb to them; or, a byword, as the same word, mashal, is rendered in Psalm 44:14. I made sackcloth also my garment,.... Though we nowhere read that Jesus put on sackcloth upon any occasion, yet it is not improbable that he did; besides, the phrase may only intend that he mourned and sorrowed at certain times, as persons do when they put on sackcloth: moreover, as the common garb of his forerunner was raiment of camels' hair, with a leathern girdle; so it is very likely his own was very mean, suitable to his condition; who, though he was rich, for our sakes became poor;

and I became a proverb to them; a byword; so that when they saw any person in sackcloth, or in vile raiment, behold such an one looks like Jesus of Nazareth. 69:1-12 We should frequently consider the person of the Sufferer here spoken of, and ask why, as well as what he suffered, that, meditating thereon, we may be more humbled for sin, and more convinced of our danger, so that we may feel more gratitude and love, constraining us to live to His glory who died for our salvation. Hence we learn, when in affliction, to commit the keeping of our souls to God, that we may not be soured with discontent, or sink into despair. David was hated wrongfully, but the words far more fully apply to Christ. In a world where unrighteousness reigns so much, we must not wonder if we meet with those that are our enemies wrongfully. Let us take care that we never do wrong; then if we receive wrong, we may the better bear it. By the satisfaction Christ made to God for our sin by his blood, he restored that which he took not away, he paid our debt, suffered for our offences. Even when we can plead Not guilty, as to men's unjust accusations, yet before God we must acknowledge ourselves to deserve all that is brought upon us. All our sins take rise from our foolishness. They are all done in God's sight. David complains of the unkindness of friends and relations. This was fulfilled in Christ, whose brethren did not believe on him, and who was forsaken by his disciples. Christ made satisfaction for us, not only by putting off the honours due to God, but by submitting to the greatest dishonours that could be done to any man. We need not be discouraged if our zeal for the truths, precepts, and worship of God, should provoke some, and cause others to mock our godly sorrow and deadness to the world.
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