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.

New American Standard Bible
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

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

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
Pay back our neighbors seven times the reproach with which they reproached you, 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 bosom their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.

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

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
and render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And render unto our neighbours, sevenfold into their bosom, their 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And render to our neighbors seven-fold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O 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.
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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
I will act with furious rage against you, and I Myself 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 during their illness, 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 one who binds 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 falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin.

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 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 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 sins 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 to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance …

Leviticus 26:21,28 And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will …

Isaiah 65:5-7 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier …

Jeremiah 32:18 You show loving kindness to thousands, and recompense the iniquity …

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and …

wherewith

Psalm 44:16 For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of …

Psalm 74:18-22 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the …







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

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

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

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

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

the reproach
חֶרְפָּ֘תָ֤ם (ḥer·pā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 136: The Lord
(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. 79:6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.
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