Psalm 22:6
New International Version
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

New Living Translation
But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!

English Standard Version
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

Berean Study Bible
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by 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.

New King James Version
But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

New American Standard Bible
But I am a worm and not a person, A disgrace of mankind and despised by the people.

NASB 1995
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.

NASB 1977
But I am a worm, and not a man, A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

Amplified Bible
But I am [treated as] a worm [insignificant and powerless] and not a man; I am the scorn of men and despised by the people.

Christian Standard Bible
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.

American Standard Version
But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am a worm and not a man; a reproach of the children of men and despised of the people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men, and scorn of the people.

Contemporary English Version
But I am merely a worm, far less than human, and I am hated and rejected by people everywhere.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people.

English Revised Version
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Good News Translation
But I am no longer a human being; I am a worm, despised and scorned by everyone!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned by humanity and despised by people.

International Standard Version
But as for me, I am only a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Literal Standard Version
And I [am] a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people.

NET Bible
But I am a worm, not a man; people insult me and despise me.

New Heart English Bible
But I am a worm, and no man; scorned by people and despised by 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Psalm of the Cross
5They cried out to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disappointed. 6But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people. 7All who see me mock me; they sneer and shake their heads:…

Cross References
Job 25:6
how much less man, who is but a maggot, and the son of man, who is but a worm!"

Psalm 31:11
Among all my enemies I am a disgrace, and among my neighbors even more. I am dreaded by my friends--they flee when they see me on the street.

Psalm 69:19
You know my reproach, my shame and disgrace. All my adversaries are before You.

Psalm 109:25
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.

Psalm 119:141
I am lowly and despised, but I do not forget Your precepts.

Isaiah 41:14
Do not fear, O worm of Jacob, O few men of Israel. I will help you," declares the LORD. "Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 49:7
Thus says the LORD, 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 rise, and princes will bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen You."


Treasury of Scripture

But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

I am

Job 25:6
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Isaiah 41:14
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

a reproach

Psalm 31:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

Psalm 69:7-12,19,20
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face…

Psalm 88:8
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.









(6) Worm.--An indication of extreme degradation and helplessness. (Comp. Isaiah 41:14.)

Verse 6. - But I am a worm, and no man (comp. Job 25:6; Isaiah 41:14). The worm is a symbol of extreme weakness and helplessness - it is naturally despised, derided, trodden upon. A reproach of men, and despised of the people (Comp. Isaiah 49:7; Isaiah 53:3; and for the fulfilment, see Matthew 27:39). How deeply Christ was "despised of the people" appeared most evidently when they expressed their desire that, instead of him, a murderer should be granted to them (Acts 3:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But I
וְאָנֹכִ֣י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

am a worm
תוֹלַ֣עַת (ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8438: The crimson-grub, of the color, from it, cloths dyed therewith

and not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

a man,
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

scorned
חֶרְפַּ֥ת (ḥer·paṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

by men
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

and despised
וּבְז֥וּי (ū·ḇə·zui)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's 959: To disesteem

by the people.
עָֽם׃ (‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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