Psalm 70:3
New International Version
May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.

New Living Translation
Let them be horrified by their shame, for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!”

English Standard Version
Let them turn back because of their shame who say, “Aha, Aha!”

Berean Study Bible
May those who say, “Aha, aha!” retreat because of their shame.

King James Bible
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

New King James Version
Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, “Aha, aha!”

New American Standard Bible
May those who say, “Aha, aha!” be turned back Because of their shame.

NASB 1995
Let those be turned back because of their shame Who say, "Aha, aha!"

NASB 1977
Let those be turned back because of their shame Who say, “Aha, aha!”

Amplified Bible
Let them be turned back because of their shame and disgrace Who say, “Aha, aha!”

Christian Standard Bible
Let those who say, “Aha, aha! ” retreat because of their shame.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let those who say, "Aha, aha!" retreat because of their shame.

American Standard Version
Let them be turned back by reason of their shame That say, Aha, aha.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They will be ashamed in the repetition of their disgrace who say against me, "Aha, aha!"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them that say to me, Aha, aha, be turned back and put to shame immediately.

Contemporary English Version
Embarrass and shame those who say, "We told you so!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire evils to me: Let them be presently turned away blushing for shame that say to me: 'T is well, 't is well.

English Revised Version
Let them be turned back by reason of their shame that say, Aha, Aha.

Good News Translation
May those who make fun of me be dismayed by their defeat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let those who say, "Aha! Aha!" be turned back because of their own shame.

International Standard Version
May those who say "Aha! Aha!" be turned back because of their shameful deeds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them be turned back by reason of their shame That say: 'Aha, aha.'

Literal Standard Version
Let them turn back because of their shame, "" Who are saying, “Aha, aha.”

NET Bible
May those who say, "Aha! Aha!" be driven back and disgraced!

New Heart English Bible
Let them be turned back because of their shame who say to me, "Aha. Aha."

World English Bible
Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!"

Young's Literal Translation
Let them turn back because of their shame, Who are saying, 'Aha, aha.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hurry, O LORD, to Help Me
2May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated. 3May those who say, “Aha, aha!” retreat because of their shame. 4May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, “Let God be magnified!”…

Cross References
Psalm 35:21
They gape at me and say, "Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen!"

Psalm 40:15
May those who say to me, "Aha, aha!" be appalled at their own shame.

Psalm 70:4
May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, "Let God be magnified!"

Psalm 129:5
May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.

Ezekiel 25:3
Tell the Ammonites to hear the word of the Lord GOD, for this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you exclaimed, "Aha!" when My sanctuary was profaned, when the land of Israel was laid waste, and when the house of Judah went into exile,


Treasury of Scripture

Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

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Psalm 40:15
Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

Acts 1:18
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

Aha, aha.

Psalm 35:21,25
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it

Proverbs 24:17,18
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: …

Ezekiel 25:3
And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;









Verse 3. - Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame. Psalm 40:15 has, "Let them be desolate," but this difference seems to arise from a corruption. That say, Aha, aha! Psalm 40:15 has, "that say to me, Aha, aha!" which is better.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May those who say,
הָ֝אֹמְרִ֗ים (hā·’ō·mə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Aha,
הֶ֘אָ֥ח ׀ (he·’āḥ)
Interjection
Strong's 1889: Aha!

aha!”
הֶאָֽח׃ (he·’āḥ)
Interjection
Strong's 1889: Aha!

retreat
יָ֭שׁוּבוּ (yā·šū·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

because of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their shame.
בָּשְׁתָּ֑ם (bā·šə·tām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1322: Shame, shameful thing


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