Psalm 69:11
New International Version
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.

New Living Translation
When I dress in burlap to show sorrow, they make fun of me.

English Standard Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Berean Study Bible
I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them.

King James Bible
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

New King James Version
I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.

New American Standard Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a proverb to them.

NASB 1995
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

NASB 1977
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Amplified Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing [as one in mourning], I became a byword [a mere object of scorn] to them.

Christian Standard Bible
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.

American Standard Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have made my clothes sackcloth and I have been a proverb to them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I put on sackcloth for my covering; and I became a proverb to them.

Contemporary English Version
They sneered at me for wearing sackcloth to show my sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them.

English Revised Version
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a proverb unto them.

Good News Translation
I dress myself in clothes of mourning, and they laugh at me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I dressed myself in sackcloth, but I became the object of ridicule.

International Standard Version
When I dressed in sackcloth, I became an object of gossip among them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I made sackcloth also my garment, And I became a byword unto them.

Literal Standard Version
And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am for an allegory to them.

NET Bible
I wear sackcloth and they ridicule me.

New Heart English Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

World English Bible
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
10I wept and fasted, but it brought me reproach. 11I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them. 12Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of drunkards.…

Cross References
Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."

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.

1 Kings 20:31
Then the servants of Ben-hadad said to him, "Look now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful. Let us go out to the king of Israel with sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life."

Job 16:15
I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my horn in the dust.

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

Job 30:9
And now they mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

Psalm 35:13
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered.


Treasury of Scripture

I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

I made

Psalm 35:13,14
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom…

Isaiah 20:2
At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Isaiah 22:12
And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

I became

Psalm 44:13,14
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us…

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:









Verse 11. - I made sackcloth also my garment (see Psalm 30:12; Psalm 35:13); and I became a proverb to them; or, a byword, as the same word, mashal, is rendered in Psalm 44:14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I made
וָאֶתְּנָ֣ה (wā·’et·tə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

sackcloth
שָׂ֑ק (śāq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8242: A mesh, coarse loose cloth, sacking, a bag

my clothing,
לְבוּשִׁ֣י (lə·ḇū·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3830: A garment, clothing, raiment

and I was
וָאֱהִ֖י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

sport
לְמָשָֽׁל׃ (lə·mā·šāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4912: A pithy maxim, a simile

to them.
לָהֶ֣ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They


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