Psalm 44:13
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New American Standard Bible
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.

King James Bible
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a mockery and a derision for them that are round about us;

World English Bible
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are around us.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a reproach to our surrounders.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors - Compare the notes at Psalm 39:8. The word neighbors here refers to surrounding people or nations. They were reproached, scorned, and derided as forsaken by God, and given up to their foes. They no longer commanded the admiration of mankind as a prosperous, favored, happy people. Surrounding nations treated them with contempt as inspiring no fear, and as having nothing to entitle them to respect.

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Library
The Story of God's Mighty Acts
Now, my dear friends, this morning I intend to recall to your minds some of the wondrous things which God has done in the olden time. My aim and object will be to excite your minds to seek after the like; that looking back upon what God has done, you may be induced to look forward with the eye of expectation, hoping that he will again stretch forth his potent hand and his holy arm, and repeat those mighty acts he performed in ancient days. First, I shall speak of the marvellous stories which our
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

The Mystery
Of the Woman dwelling in the Wilderness. The woman delivered of a child, when the dragon was overcome, from thenceforth dwelt in the wilderness, by which is figured the state of the Church, liberated from Pagan tyranny, to the time of the seventh trumpet, and the second Advent of Christ, by the type, not of a latent, invisible, but, as it were, an intermediate condition, like that of the lsraelitish Church journeying in the wilderness, from its departure from Egypt, to its entrance into the land
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:37
"You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.

1 Samuel 11:2
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "I will make it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, thus I will make it a reproach on all Israel."

Psalm 39:8
"Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Psalm 79:4
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.

Psalm 80:6
You make us an object of contention to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalm 89:41
All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.

Jeremiah 24:9
I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.

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