Psalm 69:8
New International Version
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children;

New Living Translation
Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me; they treat me like a stranger.

English Standard Version
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons.

Berean Study Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons,

King James Bible
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

New King James Version
I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s children;

New American Standard Bible
I have become estranged from my brothers, And a stranger to my mother’s sons.

NASB 1995
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother’s sons.

NASB 1977
I have become estranged from my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s sons.

Amplified Bible
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother’s sons.

Christian Standard Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons

American Standard Version
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to the children of my mother.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I became strange to my brethren, and a stranger to my mother's children.

Contemporary English Version
I am like a stranger to my relatives and like a foreigner to my own family.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother.

English Revised Version
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Good News Translation
I am like a stranger to my relatives, like a foreigner to my family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have become a stranger to my [own] brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.

International Standard Version
I am a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children.

Literal Standard Version
I have been a stranger to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.

NET Bible
My own brothers treat me like a stranger; they act as if I were a foreigner.

New Heart English Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's children.

World English Bible
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.

Young's Literal Translation
A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
7For I have endured scorn for Your sake, and shame has covered my face. 8I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons, 9because zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.…

Cross References
Job 19:13
He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me.

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 38:11
My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance.

Song of Solomon 1:6
Do not stare because I am dark, for the sun has gazed upon me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have neglected.

Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers--your own father's household--even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.


Treasury of Scripture

I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

become

Psalm 31:11
I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

Job 19:13-19
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me…

Matthew 26:48-50,56,70-74
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast…

and an alien

1 Samuel 17:28
And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

Micah 7:5,6
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom…

Matthew 10:21,22,35,36
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death…









(8) Mother's children.--See Note Song of Solomon 1:6.

Verse 8. - I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. The preference of David over all his elder brethren was calculated to arouse their jealousy (1 Samuel 16:6-13); and Eliab's hostile feeling is distinctly shown in 1 Samuel 17:28. We may gather from Psalm 38:, as well as from the present passage, that the alienation continued, and was not confined to Eliab.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have become
הָיִ֣יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a stranger
מ֭וּזָר (mū·zār)
Verb - Hofal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

to my brothers
לְאֶחָ֑י (lə·’e·ḥāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

and a foreigner
וְ֝נָכְרִ֗י (wə·nā·ḵə·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5237: Foreign, alien

to my mother’s
אִמִּֽי׃ (’im·mî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )

sons,
לִבְנֵ֥י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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