Lamentations 3:63
New International Version
Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.

New Living Translation
Look at them! Whether they sit or stand, I am the object of their mocking songs.

English Standard Version
Behold their sitting and their rising; I am the object of their taunts.

Berean Study Bible
When they sit and when they rise, see how they mock me in song.

King James Bible
Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

New King James Version
Look at their sitting down and their rising up; I am their taunting song.

New American Standard Bible
Look at their sitting and their rising; I am their mocking song.

NASB 1995
Look on their sitting and their rising; I am their mocking song.

NASB 1977
Look on their sitting and their rising; I am their mocking song.

Amplified Bible
Look at their sitting and their rising [their actions and secret counsels]; I am their mocking song [the subject of their ridicule].

Christian Standard Bible
When they sit and when they rise, look, I am mocked by their songs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they sit and when they rise, look, I am mocked by their songs.

American Standard Version
Behold thou their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their sitting and their rising I understand from their scheme

Brenton Septuagint Translation
their sitting down and their rising up: look thou upon their eyes.

Contemporary English Version
No matter what they are doing, they keep on mocking me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sin. Behold their sitting down, and their rising up, I am their song.

English Revised Version
Behold thou their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.

Good News Translation
From morning till night they make fun of me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at them! Whether they are sitting or standing, they make fun of me in their songs.

International Standard Version
Watch! Whether they sit down or stand up, they mock me with their songs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold Thou their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.

Literal Standard Version
Their sitting down, and their rising up, "" Behold attentively, I [am] their song.

NET Bible
Watch them from morning to evening; I am the object of their mocking songs.

New Heart English Bible
Look their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their mocking song.

World English Bible
You see their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.

Young's Literal Translation
Their sitting down, and their rising up, Behold attentively, I am their song.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
62the slander and murmuring of my assailants against me all day long. 63When they sit and when they rise, see how they mock me in song. 64You will pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.…

Cross References
Job 30:9
And now they mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

Psalm 139:2
You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar.

Lamentations 3:14
I am a laughingstock to all my people; they mock me in song all day long.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.

their sitting

Psalm 139:2
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

I am

Lamentations 3:14
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

Job 30:9
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.









(63) Their sitting down, and their rising up . . .--The two words, as in Deuteronomy 6:7; Deuteronomy 11:19; Psalm 139:2; include the whole daily and hourly conduct of those spoken of.

I am their musick.--The noun, though not identical, is cognate with that of Psalm 69:12, of which the complaint is, as it were, an echo.

Verse 63. - Their sitting down, and their rising up. Elsewhere the phrase is a comprehensive expression for all a man's occupations (comp. Psalm 139:2; Isaiah 37:28). I am their music; rather, their song; i.e. the subject of their taunting songs, p. in the parallel passage, Job 30:9; comas Psalm 69:12 (Hebrew, 13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When they sit
שִׁבְתָּ֤ם (šiḇ·tām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

and when they rise,
וְקִֽימָתָם֙ (wə·qî·mā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7012: An arising

see how
הַבִּ֔יטָה (hab·bî·ṭāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

they mock me in song.
מַנְגִּינָתָֽם׃ (man·gî·nā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4485: (mocking, derisive) song


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