Psalm 109:25
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English Standard Version
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.

King James Bible
I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

American Standard Version
I am become also a reproach unto them: When they see me, they shake their head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I am become a reproach to them: they saw me and they shaked their heads,

English Revised Version
I am become also a reproach unto them: when they see me, they shake their head.

Webster's Bible Translation
I became also a reproach to them: when they looked upon me they shook their heads.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He whom he persecuted with a thirst for blood, was, apart from this, a great sufferer, bowed down and poor and נכאה לבב, of terrified, confounded heart. lxx κατανενυγμένον (Jerome, compunctum); but the stem-word is not נכא (נכה), root נך, but כּאה, Syriac bā'ā', cogn. כּהה, to cause to come near, to meet. The verb, and more especially in Niph., is proved to be Hebrew by Daniel 11:30. Such an one who without anything else is of a terrified heart, inasmuch as he has been made to feel the wrath of God most keenly, this man has persecuted with a deadly hatred. He had experienced kindness (חסד) in a high degree, but he blotted out of his memory that which he had experienced, not for an instant imagining that he too on his part had to exercise חסד. The Poel מותת instead of המית points to the agonizing death (Isaiah 53:9, cf. Ezekiel 28:10 מותי) to which he exposes God's anointed. The fate of the shedder of blood is not expressed after the manner of a wish in Psalm 109:16-18, but in the historical form, as being the result that followed of inward necessity from the matter of fact of the course which he had himself determined upon. The verb בּוא seq. acc. signifies to surprise, suddenly attack any one, as in Isaiah 41:25. The three figures in Psalm 109:18 are climactic: he has clothed himself in cursing, he has drunk it in like water (Job 15:16; Job 34:7), it has penetrated even to the marrow of his bones, like the oily preparations which are rubbed in and penetrate to the bones.n In Psalm 109:19 the emphasis rests upon יעטּה and upon תּמיד. The summarizing Psalm 109:20 is the close of a strophe. פּעלּה, an earned reward, here punishment incurred, is especially frequent in Isaiah 40:1, e.g., Psalm 49:4; Psalm 40:10; it also occurs once even in the Tra, Leviticus 19:13. Those who answer the loving acts of the righteous with such malevolence in word and in deed commit a satanic sin for which there is no forgiveness. The curse is the fruit of their own choice and deed. Arnobius: Nota ex arbitrio evenisse ut nollet, propter haeresim, quae dicit Deum alios praedestinasse ad benedictionem, alios ad maledictionem.

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a reproach

Psalm 31:11-13 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

Psalm 35:15,16 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, the attackers gathered themselves together against me...

Psalm 69:9-12,19,20 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me...

Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

when they

Psalm 22:6,7 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.

Isaiah 37:22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and laughed you to scorn...

Matthew 27:39,40 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

Cross References
Matthew 27:39
And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads

Mark 15:29
And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: "She despises you, she scorns you-- the virgin daughter of Zion; she wags her head behind you-- the daughter of Jerusalem.

Job 16:4
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you.

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

Psalm 44:14
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

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