New International Version
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
King James Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
Darby Bible Translation
My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
World English Bible
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
Young's Literal Translation
My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And my neighbours afar off have stood.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My lovers - Those who professed much affection for me; my friends, רעי reai, my companions, who never before left my company, stand aloof.
My kinsmen - קרובי kerobai, my neighbors, stand afar off. I am deserted by all, and they stand off because of נגעי nigi, my plague. They considered me as suffering under a Divine judgment; and, thinking me an accursed being, they avoided me lest they should be infected by my disease.
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sore [heb.] stroke
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Christ's Resurrection Song.
Notes on the Third Century
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.
All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me.
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.
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;
You have taken from me friend and neighbor-- darkness is my closest friend.
The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
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