New American Standard Bible
I have become a laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking song all the day.
King James Bible
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
Darby Bible Translation
I am become a derision to all my people; their song all the day.
World English Bible
I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been a derision to all my people, Their song all the day.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Metaphor is dropped, and Jeremiah shows the real nature of the arrows which rankled in him so deeply.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
"And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.
All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.
Look on their sitting and their rising; I am their mocking song.
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