Psalm 69:8
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New International Version
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;

New Living Translation
Even my own brothers pretend they don't know me; they treat me like a stranger.

English Standard Version
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons.

New American Standard Bible
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons.

King James Bible
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons

International Standard Version
I am a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.

NET Bible
My own brothers treat me like a stranger; they act as if I were a foreigner.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to the children of my mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have become a stranger to my [own] brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am become a stranger unto my brethren and an alien unto my mother's sons.

King James 2000 Bible
I have become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

American King James Version
I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

American Standard Version
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother.

Darby Bible Translation
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's sons;

English Revised Version
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children.

World English Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.

Young's Literal Translation
A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. The preference of David over all his elder brethren was calculated to arouse their jealousy (1 Samuel 16:6-13); and Eliab's hostile feeling is distinctly shown in 1 Samuel 17:28. We may gather from Psalm 38:, as well as from the present passage, that the alienation continued, and was not confined to Eliab.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I am become a stranger unto my brethren,.... Not only to the Jews in general, who were his own people and nation, to whom he came, and of whom he came; who received him not, hid as it were their faces from him, and rejected him as the Messiah; but also to such who were still nearer akin to him, according to the flesh, who did not believe in him, John 7:5; and even in some sense to his disciples and followers; some of which having heard some doctrines delivered by him not agreeable to them, withdrew from him, and walked no more with him, John 6:60; yea, to his apostles, whom he often called his brethren: one of these betrayed him, another denied him with oaths and cursing, and all of them forsook him and fled, when he was taken by his enemies, and about to suffer death;

and an alien unto my mother's children; which is the same as before, in other words. The Targum is,

"as the son of the Gentiles to my mother's children;''

that is, as an Heathen to them; see Matthew 18:17.



Psalm 69:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Endure Scorn for Your Sake
7Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face. 8I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons. 9For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.…
Cross References
Job 19:13
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.

Psalm 38:11
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

Song of Solomon 1:6
Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect.

Jeremiah 12:6
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.
Treasury of Scripture

I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

become

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, …

Job 19:13-19 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly …

Matthew 26:48-50,56,70-74 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall …

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 7:5 For neither did his brothers believe in him.

and an alien

1 Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and …

Micah 7:5,6 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep …

Matthew 10:21,22,35,36 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father …

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