New International Version
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But I am a worm, and no man - I can see no sense in which our Lord could use these terms. David might well use them to express his vileness and worthlessness. The old Psalter gives this a remarkable turn: I am a worme, that es, I am borne of the mayden with outen manseede; and nout man anely, bot god als so: and nevir the latter, I am reprove of men. In spitting, buffetyng, and punging with the thornes and outkasting of folk; for thai chesed Barraban the thefe, and nought me.
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LibraryFeasting on the Sacrifice
'The meek shall eat and be satisfied.'--PSALM xxii. 26. 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering for thanksgiving shall be offered in the day of his oblation.' Such was the law for Israel. And the custom of sacrificial feasts, which it embodies, was common to many lands. To such a custom my text alludes; for the Psalmist has just been speaking of 'paying his vows' (that is, sacrifices which he had vowed in the time of his trouble), and to partake of these he invites the meek. The sacrificial …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Trials of the Christian
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot-- a human being, who is only a worm!"
Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.
You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and stand up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."
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