Psalm 79:12
New International Version
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.

New Living Translation
O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times for the scorn they have hurled at you.

English Standard Version
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!

Berean Study Bible
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors sevenfold the reproach they hurled at You, O Lord.

King James Bible
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

New King James Version
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

New American Standard Bible
And return to our neighbors seven times as much into their lap Their taunts with which they have taunted You, Lord.

NASB 1995
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

NASB 1977
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached Thee, O Lord.

Amplified Bible
And return into the lap of our neighbors sevenfold The taunts with which they have taunted You, O Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Pay back sevenfold to our neighbors the reproach they have hurled at you, Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay back sevenfold to our neighbors the reproach they have hurled at You, Lord.

American Standard Version
And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And pay our neighbors each by sevens into their bosom, the reproach of those reproaching you, LORD JEHOVAH!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Repay to our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Each of those nations sneered at you, our Lord. Now let others sneer at them, seven times as much.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: the reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

English Revised Version
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

Good News Translation
Lord, pay the other nations back seven times for all the insults they have hurled at you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay each one of our neighbors back with seven times the number of insults they used to insult you, O Lord.

International Standard Version
Pay back our neighbors seven times the reproach with which they reproached you, LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached Thee, O Lord.

Literal Standard Version
And return to our neighbors, "" Sevenfold to their bosom, their reproach, "" With which they reproached You, O Lord.

NET Bible
Pay back our neighbors in full! May they be insulted the same way they insulted you, O Lord!

New Heart English Bible
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their lap the insults with which they have insulted you, Lord.

World English Bible
Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn Thou back to our neighbours, Sevenfold unto their bosom, their reproach, Wherewith they reproached Thee, O Lord.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
11May the groans of the captives reach You; by the strength of Your arm preserve those condemned to death. 12Pay back into the laps of our neighbors sevenfold the reproach they hurled at You, O Lord. 13Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will thank You forever; from generation to generation we will declare Your praise.…

Cross References
Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."

Genesis 4:15
"Not so!" replied the LORD. "If anyone slays Cain, then Cain will be avenged sevenfold." And the LORD placed a mark on Cain, so that no one who found him would kill him.

Leviticus 26:21
If you walk in hostility toward Me and refuse to obey Me, I will multiply your plagues seven times, according to your sins.

Leviticus 26:28
then I will walk in fury against you, and I, even I, will punish you sevenfold for your sins.

Nehemiah 4:4
Hear us, O God, for we are despised. Turn their scorn back upon their own heads, and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold.

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

Psalm 74:10
How long, O God, will the enemy taunt You? Will the foe revile Your name forever?

Psalm 74:18
Remember how the enemy has mocked You, O LORD, how a foolish people has spurned Your name.

Psalm 119:164
Seven times a day I praise You for Your righteous judgments.

Psalm 129:7
unable to fill the hands of the reaper, or the arms of the binder of sheaves.

Proverbs 6:31
Yet if caught, he must pay sevenfold; he must give up all the wealth of his house.

Proverbs 24:16
For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up; but the wicked stumble in bad times.

Isaiah 30:26
The light of the moon will be as bright as the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter--like the light of seven days--on the day that the LORD binds up the brokenness of His people and heals the wounds He has inflicted.

Isaiah 65:6
Behold, it is written before Me: I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will pay it back into their laps,

Isaiah 65:7
both for your iniquities and for those of your fathers," says the LORD. "Because they burned incense on the mountains and scorned Me on the hills, I will measure into their laps full payment for their former deeds."

Jeremiah 32:18
You show loving devotion to thousands but lay the iniquity of the fathers into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the LORD of Hosts,


Treasury of Scripture

And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

render

Genesis 4:15
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Leviticus 26:21,28
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins…

Isaiah 65:5-7
Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day…

wherewith

Psalm 44:16
For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

Psalm 74:18-22
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name…









(12) Neighbours.--The sharpest pang of the suffering came from the taunts of "neighbours. (See Psalm 79:4.)

Sevenfold.--As in Genesis 4:15. We naturally contrast the law of Christian forgiveness.

Into their bosom.--The deep folds of the Eastern dress were used as a pocket. (Comp. Ruth 3:15; Isaiah 65:7; Jeremiah 32:18; Luke 6:38, &c)

Verse 12. - And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord. (For the "reproach" intended, see ver. 10.) The whole passage means, "Punish them seven times as much as thou hast punished us." Then their reproach will be seven times as great.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Pay back
וְהָ֘שֵׁ֤ב (wə·hā·šêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the laps
חֵיקָ֑ם (ḥê·qām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2436: The bosom

of our neighbors
לִשְׁכֵנֵ֣ינוּ (liš·ḵê·nê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 7934: A resident, a fellow-citizen

sevenfold
שִׁ֭בְעָתַיִם (ḇə·‘ā·ṯa·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 7659: Sevenfold, seven times

the reproach
חֶרְפָּ֘תָ֤ם (ḥer·pā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

they hurled at You,
חֵרְפ֣וּךָ (ḥê·rə·p̄ū·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2778: To pull off, to expose, to betroth, to carp at, defame, to spend the winter

O Lord.
אֲדֹנָֽי׃ (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord


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