Psalm 69:12
New International Version
Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

New Living Translation
I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunks sing about me.

English Standard Version
I am the talk of those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.

Berean Study Bible
Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of drunkards.

King James Bible
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

New King James Version
Those who sit in the gate speak against me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

New American Standard Bible
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And songs of mockery by those habitually drunk are about me.

NASB 1995
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

NASB 1977
Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

Amplified Bible
They who sit in the [city’s] gate talk about me and mock me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who sit at the city gate talk about me, and drunkards make up songs about me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who sit at the city gate talk about me, and drunkards make up songs about me.

American Standard Version
They that sit in the gate talk of me; And I am the song of the drunkards.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who sit in the gate have schemed against me, and those who drink liquor have plotted against me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that sit in the gate talked against me, and they that drank wine sang against me.

Contemporary English Version
Rulers and judges gossip about me, and drunkards make up songs to mock me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.

English Revised Version
They that sit in the gate talk of me; and I am the song of the drunkards.

Good News Translation
They talk about me in the streets, and drunkards make up songs about me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who sit at the gate gossip about me, and drunkards make up songs about me.

International Standard Version
The prominent people mock me, composing drinking songs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that sit in the gate talk of me; And I am the song of the drunkards.

Literal Standard Version
Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments.

NET Bible
Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me; drunkards mock me in their songs.

New Heart English Bible
Those who sit in the gate talk about me. I am the song of the drunkards.

World English Bible
Those who sit in the gate talk about me. I am the song of the drunkards.

Young's Literal Translation
Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
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. 13But my prayer to You, O LORD, is for a time of favor. In Your abundant loving devotion, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation.…

Cross References
Genesis 19:1
Now the two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed facedown,

Ruth 4:1
Meanwhile, Boaz went to the gate and sat down there. Soon the kinsman-redeemer of whom he had spoken came along, and Boaz said, "Come over here, my friend, and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

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


Treasury of Scripture

They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

they

Deuteronomy 16:18
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Matthew 27:12,13,20,41,42,62,63
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing…

Luke 23:2
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

I was

Psalm 35:15,16
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: …

Job 30:8,9
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth…

Mark 15:17-19
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, …

drunkards [heb.

Daniel 5:2-4,23
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein…









(12) In the gate . . .--The place of public resort where justice was administered. (See Psalm 9:14 Note.)

And I was the song.--Literally, and songs of those drinking strong drink, but we must supply the pronoun.

Verse 12. - They that sit in the gate speak against me; rather, talk about me (Revised Version) - make me their theme (Cheyne). The gates, where the chief business was done, were no doubt also places of gossip. And I was the song of the drunkards (comp. Job 30:9); literally, of the drinkers of strong drink.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Those who sit
יֹ֣שְׁבֵי (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

at the gate
שָׁ֑עַר (šā·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

mock me,
יָשִׂ֣יחוּ (yā·śî·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7878: To muse, complain, talk (of)

and I am the song
וּ֝נְגִינ֗וֹת (ū·nə·ḡî·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram

of drunkards.
שׁוֹתֵ֥י (šō·w·ṯê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8354: To imbibe


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