Psalm 44:14
New International Version
You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.

New Living Translation
You have made us the butt of their jokes; they shake their heads at us in scorn.

English Standard Version
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

Berean Standard Bible
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

King James Bible
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

New King James Version
You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

New American Standard Bible
You make us a proverb among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

NASB 1995
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

NASB 1977
Thou dost make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

Legacy Standard Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

Amplified Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the people.

Christian Standard Bible
You make us a joke among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You make us a joke among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

American Standard Version
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have made us a proverb among the Gentiles and a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast made us a proverb among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations.

Contemporary English Version
Foreigners joke about us and shake their heads.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles : a shaking of the head among the people.

English Revised Version
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You made our [defeat] a proverb among the nations so that people shake their heads at us.

Good News Translation
You have made us a joke among the nations; they shake their heads at us in scorn.

International Standard Version
You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Literal Standard Version
You make us an allegory among nations, | A shaking of the head among peoples.

Majority Standard Bible
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

New American Bible
You make us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.

NET Bible
You made us an object of ridicule among the nations; foreigners treat us with contempt.

New Revised Standard Version
You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.

New Heart English Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

World English Bible
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Redeem Us
13You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and derision to those around us. 14You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples. 15All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face,…

Cross References
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and I will banish from My presence this temple I have sanctified for My Name. Then Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all peoples.

2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: 'The Virgin Daughter of Zion despises you and mocks you; the Daughter of Jerusalem shakes her head behind you.

Job 17:6
He has made me a byword among the people, a man in whose face they spit.

Psalm 64:8
They will be made to stumble, their own tongues turned against them. All who see will shake their heads.

Psalm 69:11
I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them.

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

Jeremiah 24:9
I will make them a horror and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a disgrace and an object of scorn, ridicule, and cursing wherever I have banished them.


Treasury of Scripture

You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

by-word

Deuteronomy 28:37
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

1 Kings 9:7
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

2 Chronicles 7:20
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.

shaking

Psalm 22:7
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

Job 16:4
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

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(14) Shaking of the head.--Comp. Psalm 22:7.

Verse 14. - Thou makest us a byword among the heathen (comp. Job 17:6; Jeremiah 24:9). A shaking of the head among the people; rather, among the peoples (comp. Psalm 22:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have made us
תְּשִׂימֵ֣נוּ (tə·śî·mê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a byword
מָ֭שָׁל (mā·šāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4912: A pithy maxim, a simile

among the nations,
בַּגּוֹיִ֑ם (bag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

a laughingstock
מְנֽוֹד־ (mə·nō·wḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4493: A shaking, wagging

among
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 3816: A community

the peoples.
אֻמִּֽים׃ (’um·mîm)
Adverb
Strong's 3816: A community


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