Psalm 69:20 {68:21}
Good News Translation
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I had hoped for sympathy, but there was none; for comfort, but I found none.

Contemporary English Version
I am crushed by insults, and I feel sick. I had hoped for mercy and pity, but there was none.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.

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In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.

Reproach

Psalm 42:10 Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have reproached me; Whilst they say to me day by day: Where is thy God?

Psalm 123:4 For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons.

I am

Psalm 42:6 And my God. My soul is troubled within my self: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniim, from the little hill.

Matthew 26:37,38 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. . . .

John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour.

I looked

Isaiah 63:5 I looked about, and there was none to help: I sought, and there was none to give aid: and my own arm hath saved for me, and my indignation itself hath helped me.

Mark 14:37,50 And he cometh and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? Couldst thou not watch one hour? . . .

take pity [heb.

Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul.

John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, and it is now come, that you shall be scattered every man to his own and shall leave me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

2 Timothy 4:16,17 At my first answer, no man stood with me: but all forsook me. May it not be laid to their charge! . . .

comforters

Job 16:2 I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

Job 19:21,22 Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me. . . .

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.

Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
19Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame. 20In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.21And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.…
Cross References
Job 16:2
I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

Psalm 142:4
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul.

Isaiah 63:5
I looked about, and there was none to help: I sought, and there was none to give aid: and my own arm hath saved for me, and my indignation itself hath helped me.

Jeremiah 15:5
For who shall have pity on thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go to pray for thy peace?

Jeremiah 23:9
To the prophets: My heart is broken within me, all my bones tremble: I am become as a drunken man, and as a man full of wine, at the presence of the Lord, and at the presence of his holy words.

Lamentations 1:16
Ain. Therefore do I weep, and my eyes run down with water: because the comforter, the relief of my soul, is far from me: my children are desolate because the enemy hath prevailed.

Additional Translations
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found no one.Reproach has 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.

Reproach 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.

My soul has waited for reproach and misery; and I waited for one to grieve with me, but there was none; and for one to comfort me, but I found none.

Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am overwhelmed: and I looked for sympathy, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Reproach 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.

Reproach 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.

Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; for comforters, but I found none.

Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, And for comforters, and I have found none.
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