Psalm 79:12
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New International Version
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.

New Living Translation
O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times for the scorn they have hurled at you.

English Standard Version
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!

New American Standard Bible
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

King James Bible
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay back sevenfold to our neighbors the reproach they have hurled at You, Lord.

International Standard Version
Pay back our neighbors seven times the reproach with which they reproached you, LORD.

NET Bible
Pay back our neighbors in full! May they be insulted the same way they insulted you, O Lord!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And pay our neighbors each by sevens into their bosom, the reproach of those reproaching you, Lord Jehovah!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay each one of our neighbors back with seven times the number of insults they used to insult you, O Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

American King James Version
And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

American Standard Version
And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: the reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And render unto our neighbours, sevenfold into their bosom, their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

English Revised Version
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
And render to our neighbors seven-fold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O Lord.

World English Bible
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn Thou back to our neighbours, Sevenfold unto their bosom, their reproach, Wherewith they reproached Thee, O Lord.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

79:6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord. (For the "reproach" intended, see ver. 10.) The whole passage means, "Punish them seven times as much as thou hast punished us." Then their reproach will be seven times as great.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And render unto our neighbours seven fold into their bosom, Not seven fold for one, as the Targum paraphrases it, or a seven fold punishment for one sin; but that he would recompense their sins, or punish for them, and take vengeance on them, largely, abundantly, though not beyond measure, or exceeding the rules of justice; see Genesis 4:15,

the reproach with which they have reproached thee, O Lord; by denying his being, or calling in question his perfections of power, truth, and goodness, to help his people; speaking ill of his providence, despising his word and ordinances, and even reproaching his people in reproaching him, Psalm 89:50, and this is what a righteous recompence is desired for; see Lamentations 3:64.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. into their bosom—The lap or folds of the dress is used by Eastern people for receiving articles. The figure denotes retaliation (compare Isa 65:6, 7). They reproached God as well as His people.

Psalm 79:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Long, O Lord?
11Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die. 12And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord. 13So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
Cross References
Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Genesis 4:15
But the LORD said to him, "Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

Leviticus 26:21
"'If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.

Leviticus 26:28
then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.

Nehemiah 4:4
Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity.

Psalm 12:6
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

Psalm 35:13
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

Psalm 74:10
How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever?

Psalm 74:18
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

Psalm 119:164
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

Psalm 129:7
a reaper cannot fill his hands with it, nor one who gathers fill his arms.

Proverbs 6:31
Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.

Proverbs 24:16
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Isaiah 30:26
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.

Isaiah 65:6
"See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps--

Isaiah 65:7
both your sins and the sins of your ancestors," says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds."

Jeremiah 32:18
You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents' sins into the laps of their children after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD Almighty,
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And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

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Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance …

Leviticus 26:21,28 And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will …

Isaiah 65:5-7 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier …

Jeremiah 32:18 You show loving kindness to thousands, and recompense the iniquity …

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and …

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Psalm 44:16 For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of …

Psalm 74:18-22 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the …

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