New International Version
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;
King James Bible
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
Darby Bible Translation
My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto +God.
World English Bible
My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,
Young's Literal Translation
My interpreter is my friend, Unto God hath mine eye dropped:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My friends scorn me - They deride and insult me, but my eye is towards God; I look to him to vindicate my cause.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
scorn me. Heb. are my scorners
LibraryEpistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician  . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have …
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Surely, God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household.
My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes;
on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
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