New American Standard Bible
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.
King James Bible
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Darby Bible Translation
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the despised of the people.
World English Bible
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
Young's Literal Translation
And I am a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But I am a worm, and no man - In contrast with the fathers who trusted in thee. They prayed, and were heard; they confided in God, and were treated as men. I am left and forsaken, as if I were not worth regarding; as if I were a grovelling worm beneath the notice of the great God. In other words, I am treated as if I were the most insignificant, the most despicable, of all objects - alike unworthy the attention of God or man. By the one my prayers are unheard; by the other I am cast out and despised. Compare Job 25:6. As applicable to the Redeemer, this means that he was forsaken alike by God and men, as if he had no claims to the treatment due to a "man."
A reproach of men - Reproached by men. Compare Isaiah 53:3, and the notes at that verse.
Despised of the people - That is, of the people who witnessed his sufferings. It is not necessary to say how completely this had a fulfillment in the sufferings of the Saviour.
LibraryMessiah Derided Upon the Cross
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. F allen man, though alienated from the life of God, and degraded with respect to many of his propensities and pursuits, to a level with the beasts that perish, is not wholly destitute of kind and compassionate feelings towards his fellow-creatures. While self-interest does not interfere, and the bitter passions …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
His Head is as the Most Fine Gold, his Locks as the Clusters of the Palm, Black as a Raven.
The Johannine Writings
The Necessity of Actual Grace
How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!"
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.
I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
"Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the LORD, "and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You."
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